Naked Women are among the most unique flowers you can grow in your garden. Famous for its bright flowers, and the amazing lack of foliage, these unusual ornaments are a growing favorite of people who want to bring color to a green space or an empty flower bed. In addition, the magnificent Naked Ladies are also elaborate.
Naked Ladies are varied and attractive, making them ideal for many types of gardens. If you want to learn more about these attractive flowers, this article is designed to highlight some of the most attractive varieties. As well as exploring different varieties of Ladies Naked, we will also provide you with helpful care and planting tips, enabling you to get the best out of your plants.
1 Attractive flowers
These attractive flowers get their name because the flowers sit on bare stems.
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What are Naked Ladies?
The Amaryllis plant, Naked Ladies is part of the Amaryllis Belladonna genus.
The name Amaryllis is used to distinguish the flowering plant that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family. This category contains 2 subgroups. Amaryllis Belladonna is the best known and cultivated of both.
While Amaryllis Belladonna is a small group of two, the second, Amaryllis Paradisicola, looks the same. A rare plant outside the region, Amaryllis Paradisicola can be found growing throughout the Richtersveld National Park in South Africa in the Northern Cape. Considered an endangered species, due to the injury of chimpanzees and other creatures, the flowers of the Amaryllis Paradisicola flower form in ring-shaped clusters of 10 to 20 flowers. Originally purple-pink in color, the flowers darken as they mature. By choosing cool soil, Amaryllis Paradisicola plants usually bloom in early autumn.
Like Amaryllis Paradisicola, Ladies Naked are from South Africa. Traditionally in the Western Cape, the Amaryllis Belladonna plants can be easily identified by the flower arrangements that they produce.
The name Naked Lady refers to the plant’s practice of producing flowers from trees that are otherwise represented. Because of the display, flowers such as lilies are also known as Easter Lily, Wonderful Lily, or Jersey Lily. Despite these common names it is not true lily, Lilium, a plant.
In autumn and winter the plants retain their long, green leaves. As spring temperatures begin to warm the leaves die. When the leaves are dead, the visible flowers begin to grow on bare, leafless stems. Naked Ladies are unusual because they bloom when the lamp is on. As the flowers wither, the lamp rises and the leaves begin to emerge.
Now that we have discovered what the Naked Ladies are, here are some of the most commonly planted, eye-catching species.
1 Easter Lily
One of the most attractive Naked Ladies, the Easter Lily originates in southern Japan. Thanks to the attractive flower arrangements these plants are now widely cultivated in many parts of California and Oregon.
2 Bright white flowers
Pure white flowers stand out in any flower bed or planting scheme.
Reaching over 3 feet in height, pure white flowers are formed in early summer and can remain, with proper care, until autumn. The flowers of these Naked Ladies usually have 5 white petals attached to the ground to make it look like a trumpet. The early flowering tradition of Easter Lily has helped to make it a popular choice for Easter flower decorations, hence its name.
Like other species of Naked Ladies, as the flowers of Easter Lily fade, the leaves grow to give a long-lasting greenery. In mixed planting systems this can be used to show other later flowering plants.
2 Jersey Lily
Famous for its large, vibrant flowers the Jersey Lily hails from the Province of Cape Town in South Africa.
Like the other flowers on our list, the Jersey Lily is an attractive decoration. A bulbous plant, when flowering is long gone, the young leaves grow. Hardy in USDA Zones 7 to 10, farmers in cold climates will need to protect crops in winter.
At the end of the summer months, the leaves fade and turn pale, with trumpet-shaped flowers growing. These can measure up to just under 4 inches long when fully open. The flowers usually grow in clusters of between 2 and 12, which adds to the stunning floral effect.
Although the flowers may look the same color, if you look closely you will see that the leaves turn black as they reach the tip. This graduation adds to the visual impact that Jersey Lily has to offer. Jersey Lily flowers last all summer months, eventually withering as the leaves return.
3 Jersey lilies
The Jersey Lily is one of the most trusted plants of the Naked Ladies on our list. A relatively caring plant, these flowers grow well in many types of soil. Once established, Jersey Lily plants tolerate drought conditions well. During the winter months, farmers in cold climates may need to cover the plants near the plants or cover them with an Agribon Frost blanket to protect the bulbs from the harmful effects of exposure to cold temperatures.
As well as an attractive addition to mixed flower beds and container gardens, you can also plant Jersey Lilies in rock gardens, representing the rocky regions of South Africa where they grow wild.
March 3 Lily
Also known as Belladonna Lily, the March Lily is native to the Western Cape in South Africa. A low-maintenance sample, these Naked Ladies love well-drained soil. Like most flowering bulbs, March Lilies are hardy and the bulbs may start to rot if the soil is too wet.