The sweet lady that gave me these bulbs many years ago called them Surprise Lilies. I'm not sure if that's their real name or a nick name describing their traits, but they definitely live up to it. The reason they're such a surprise is that when most of the summer flowers have all flowered out, these bare stalks shoot up out of the ground wearing a little red bud on top. Then the buds open up into these magnificent blooms. All this happens in 2-3 days, then the bloom drops off and the beautiful leaves put up around the stem. I always forget they're even there until one sweet day in September....Surprise!!!