I have a really small lily.

Blackberry lily - This colorful spotted lily is actually only about the size of a quarter, or a little larger, not as large as a half dollar. I started with one plant, years ago. Some years there seem to be several plants, last year I had plants, but no blooms, this year, I have three plants that have been having a sequence of blooms. Five or six total per plant.
@GardenGerty (89943)
Marion, Kansas
July 20, 2008 7:00pm CST
I have a lily called a blackberry lily grown in a container. The bloom is just a little bit larger than a quarter and the leaves remind me of a gladiolus. The flowers die off and leaves a little black berry in its place. The berries fall to the ground and will eventually grow a plant, that has a bulb. Is this the smallest lily you have seen?
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
THat is so very pretty :):):):) It's things like that one that make me wish I was better with plants. Of course I love lilies a lot, they're my second favorites, right after orchids which are my super favorite flowers:)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I do well with things that thrive on neglect.
@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 08
OOps, still in hubby's account.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
LOL that happens hehehehe Have a wonderful day
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
You did a fabulous job of discribing your small lily. I read this thinking I only wish I had the right words to express myself the way you did. Pictures are nice naturally but could see the lily without the picture. You're gifted. No I have never seen a lily so small as yours. It's a keeper for sure.
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• United States
21 Jul 08
I really appreciate your comment on my writing.
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 08
Well, I am having a log out, log in problem on myLot. I answered from my e mail, but it was still in my hubby's account.
@bfarrier1 (2083)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Yes it is a small Lilly but it is a beautiful one.I had never heard of a blackberry lilly I myself love the lilly I think it is the most beautiful flower of all flowers.You have a great night.
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• United States
21 Jul 08
There is a great variety in the lily family, and I have seen lots of pretty pictures here.
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 08
As I said above, I logged out of hubby's account, into mine, then I answered from my e-mail link, and it still ended up that my husband supposedly answered you, but it was me.
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Wow Gerty, That is so cool! I have never even heard of one before. where did you get it? Is it a houseplant or outside plant?
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• United States
21 Jul 08
It is outside, in a half barrel plastic container. I think I got it at a nursery a few years back.
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 08
Well, I logged out for hubby and in for me, but it obviously did not work, because it says my hubby answered you, LOL
@raydene (9875)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Hi Sweets I have seen them before but don't have one. They are such a delicate little thing. http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week099.shtml If anyone want to they can check out this site. xxoxoxoxoxo
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Jul 08
thanks for the link. I am sure there are others who will want to look.
@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Jul 08
I had forgotten about the pod for the seeds, and no wonder it looks like glad or iris leaves, it is related to the iris. I think I will save seed this year. I did not have any bloom last year.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
21 Jul 08
It is so beautiful. I never heard of a blackberry lily. I would like to no where I can buy one at. I would love to have a small lily like yours.
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Jul 08
I think I bought it at a nursery, a few years back.
@weemam (13389)
21 Jul 08
I have never seen one as small as that , My Mum has a gorgeous yellow one in her garden at the moment and it is huge xx
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 08
Those huge ones are really pretty, too.
• United States
21 Jul 08
How lovely! I would love to have a few of these plants. There are spots that need perking up and a smaller version of a lily would be great. I'll have to see if any of the local nurseries carries them.
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 08
You may find something like this or something a little different. There are so many varieties.
@snowy22315 (32648)
• United States
21 Jul 08
It is really small and cute. You could have alot of those around and they wouldnt take up too much room. I've got a mysterious flower in my flower bed which I thougt was a tulip but it looks like something else. I dont remeber planting it. It just seemed to come up all by itself. It actually looks more like an iris instead of a tulip but it is like a fuschia color. It is pretty but it's kind of a mystery flower.
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 08
Is it blooming now? Can you post a picture? We would all love to guess.
@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Very pretty little lily! I don't believe I've ever seen that kind of lily before. How unusual that it leaves a little berry when its flower is spent. I don't think I've ever seen any lily that small, I'll have to look in my horticulture manual and see if it's in there. Did you get it as a gift? It looks like it'd make a super container plant!
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@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jul 08
I am pretty certain I bought it at the end of season at a nursery.
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I have to say that is the smallest lily I have ever seen but I am by far from a green thumb so I am sure there is a LOT that I have not seen that is out there. I am hoping by meeting new friends like yourself that have different interests than what I have I will be able to learn all kinds of new things! Thanks Zelo
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@AmbiePam (45687)
• United States
21 Jul 08
That is gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen a flower like that before. And what a background it has. It has quite a neat future ahead in its pretty life span.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Jul 08
I've never heard of that lily. I'll be looking to see if i can get one here it sounds neat! The ones i always see are the easter lilys or Tiger Lilys. They get pretty big!