The Pride of Barbados are so spectacular right now I could not resist posting some more images of them. This plant LOVES the heat and is drought tolerant. I think mine has been watered once all spring. It will freeze back to the ground in the winter, but as long as it is mulched it will come back from the ground in the spring. Mine are actually planted in a fairly sheltered spot, so they never completely freeze back. They stay green and about 6 inches to a foot tall throughout the winter.
Here is a wide shot of the Pride of Barbados:
A shot from the side:
A close-up view:
I also noticed that one of my yellow rain lilies bloomed today. It was dwelling in a flower bed that got a sprinkler shower yesterday - I guess it liked that.
Rain lily bud:
Rain lily flower:
A little closer look at the flower filaments: