Guinia Hen Lillies
Exactly one year ago I made this post on Guinia Hen Lillies. They are an unusual springtime perennial that has bloomed like clockwork in my garden for the past 27 years. The flowers comes in two different colors. Most are a maroon in color, with a checkered pattern. There are also pale yellow flowers, which appear in smaller numbers.
In Europe, these are considered wildflowers.
This checkered lilly has been given several really ugly nicknames. Snake’s head lily, and Sullen lady are not very nice! Shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times, it was also called Leper’s Bell.