This unique flower sends its foliage in the spring and has lovely smooth green leaves into summer. those die away, and suddenly, in the late September/early October, seemingly overnight, a flower spike rises from the ground (or from the dead leaves, thus the "resurrection part of it all) and gives you a beautiful, showy red flower. These are truly unique and a great gardening conversation piece. They will be shipped freshly dug as a bareroot plant. Perfect for early spring, summer, or early fall planting. Would not advise planting in the winter, of course. Remember, these are a live, bareroot plant. Please order them during a time of year that they can be safely shipped in non-freezing temperatures. Zone 6-10 Please read all of description, These lilies do NOT behave as many Flowers do, they are quite unique!!