A few years ago I got these bulbs from someone. It was either my mother or a neighbor's mother. I was told at the time that the bulb would send up foliage in the spring that would die back by summer; then in the fall, the bulb would send up stalks that would bear some pink lily-like flowers. I planted these about two or three years ago. Each year I did get the foliage just as they had said that I would, but there was never a stalk to be seen in the fall.
Well earlier this week as I was going to work, I see this:
I knew I was finally getting flowers. Oooo! What would they look like? I was giddy with anticipation!
This morning one of the buds finally opened up.
Interesting. Delicately beautiful. A little exotic - I like that.
But what are