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Theresa's red 'lily'

   Your red bulb doesn't resemble any Watsonia I've ever met.
Watsonia are pink/red/orange (and white, but those rarely grown),
but are tubular in form on upright unbranched stalks, much like
Gladiolus. I knew I'd seen yours when I first saw the photo, but couldn't
get my brain to come up with a name.
   Finally it came to me; I am almost certain it's Cyrtanthus elatus,
often grown in Britain under the name 'Scarborough Lily'. It, like
Watsonia is a native of South Africa. I'll send you offline two
shots of typical Watsonia species, then two fairly decent pictures
of C. elatus. When you're able, compare the stamens in the pics with
those on your plant. If they are reasonably close matches, that should
close the case.
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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