4 August 2008

Flame Lily in Southampton

We have seen a number of Flame Lily plants for sale in nurseries and garden shops since moving to the UK, but none as nice as this one in Southampton last week. Some of you may not know that the gloriosa superba or Flame Lily was the national flower of Rhodesia. Not quite sure if that translated into the national flower for Zimbabwe - terrible, I should know that ... but Google tells me YES it is. Even though I think that perhaps the Zim Flower should be the Shrinking Violet in honour of the Zimbabwe currency.

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