Pink Perfection – the Belladonna Lily

April 13, 2016

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This is Little Truff speaking.

Out walking with my family the other day, we were brought to a halt on the roadside by a flowering stretch of pink perfection – a mass of belladonna lilies. They were absolutely gorgeous.

Chrissie said the plant was the gardener’s dream. A native from South Africa, it’s easy to grow, the flowers give a great show of colour, and it’s semi frost-hardy.

The lily-like flowers.

The lily-like flowers.

She insisted David take some photos.

The pink perfection of the belladonna lily.

The pink perfection of the belladonna lily.

We all agreed that these rosy-pink and lily-like autumn flowers lived up to their name.

‘Belladonna’ is Italian for ‘beautiful lady’.