Football lily, or Haemanthus multiflorus, is a new flower for me. I found this in the Wave Hill conservatory, on my recent visit to New York City. I am including the second photo so you can see the fascinating green starburst, spiky bud form as well. The flowers were almost as big as my hand!

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red puff flower, tropical red spiky ball flower, Haemanthus multiflorus

pink puff flower, pink ball flower with red centers, green spiky bud, Haemanthus multiflorus