Am always amazed  as to how Insignificant Buds transform into the most Stunning  Blossoms.

Equally amazing are the names we give these lovely creations of Nature.

Commonly called Day Lily of which the Orange variety ( Tiger Lily) is well known and can be seen at florists as well.


These Day Lilies (English), Hemerocallis hybrid ( Scientific Name)  are however not really True Lilies as they belong to the family Asphodelaceae and not Liliaceae.

They are Native to the Himalayan Region and parts of Asia.

The Hybrid varieties in Red have fancy names like Red Rum and Razzmatazz but yet do not match the splendour and colour of the blooms in these pictures.

Quite the story of the Ugly Ducklings transforming into Swans.( see the buds and compare them to the Lovely blooms below)

red lillies

As with things of Wonderous beauty  they come with a caveat, these gorgeous blooms Live for But One Day .

As I say in my title ” Specially Coloured”.



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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

26 thoughts on “SPECIALLY COLOURED”

  1. Lilies constitute some of my utmost favorite flowers…even the pseudo-lilies. I grew lilies similar to this one a few years back, but the extreme weather we get here does not foster continued organic growth of these beautiful flowers. I especially love when they are scented! I could look at lilies like this one (and its brother and sisters), plus dailyness, and calla lilies on an endless basis. I actually used to collect black calla lilies and grown them. I do have varieties of dailyness, some of which are award winners; but, obviously, they are not in any way related to this gorgeous specimen you have shared.

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  2. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be exciting to read through content from other writers and use something from other sites.


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