Fourth of July Rubrum Lily. This rare gem of a plant was introduced by Green's Nursery of Fair Hope, AL, which seems to be an anomaly for this far south. This is a heat tolerant form of the exotic and showy Rubrum lily. It is an incredible perennial even for the Gulf Coast. It is summer blooming, enduring the heat and humidity of the Deep South. It produces stalks of extraordinary flowers and is very dependable each summer. The bulbs multiply even with sixty inches of rainfall a year, but it does appreciate good drainage. The first photo was taken by Mike Chelednik at Juniper Level Botanical Garden in Raleigh, NC. The last two were taken by myself on July 13.