Sharing plants is an especially strong tradition in the South, whether you trade with your next door neighbor or attend an organized plant swap. These plants are our favorite to hand down from generation to generation.
Like silent ninja of the bulb world, spider lilies never give themselves away. No leaf betrays their presence. Suddenly after an August or September rain, they appear--2-foot-tall stems crowned by whorls of crinkled flowers with spidery stamens that earn them their name.