Days before GBBD, I watched as the very first Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata) bloom stalk made its debut. It shot out of the ground, but couldn't quite get ready by September 15.
A couple a days later, its red blossoms unfurled and are still putting on a show. I have several of these planted in the area but this is my first Spider Lily bloom in the garden.
The Ox Tongue (Gasteria liliputana) is also a little late. The curled stalk is about a foot tall and should soon start producing some color. This will also be its first bloom for my garden.
The third tardy member for GBBD is the Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata) which also bloomed earlier this year (stalk appeared in March, blooms lasted for most of April). Its stalk seems to add inches overnight and I expect its show to start within a couple of weeks.
Better late than never!