I planted Storm Lilies (Zephyranthes) as a border along one of the pathways in my garden. For most of the year they are not blooming but wilting over and lying prostrate on the path as if they are sulking while they are waiting for the rain.
Two weeks ago we had a furious storm with buckets of rain for 3 days. Immediately these lilies stood up tall and popped out these beautiful blooms as if to say, "Don't worry about the tree that was blown down and broke your washing line just look at us and be calm and happy."
There were more than I had ever seen before in my garden. Apparently, the wilder the storm, the more they flower.
They have six petals which make a cone shape and they have a pink hue.
They made the pond look attractive.
They continue around the whole loop of the path.
I found a website here where the lady makes an essence from the flowers which is used to help calm people who have been traumatised especially by physical abuse. She describes the flowers like this: