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Spider Lily 'Red'

$13.00
Lycoris radiata

Lycoris radiata is an amaryllis bulb that blooms in late summer. After bloom is over, grayish-green strap-like leaves appear in fall. Overwintering leaves remain in the landscape until late spring when they disappear. In late summer to early fall, naked flower scapes emerge from the ground, bearing umbels of 4-6 showy coral-red flowers. It has large, reflexed tepals and exceptionally long stamens that resemble spider legs, hence its common name. Typically, scapes reach a height of 1-2 feet. After the flowers bloom, the leaves reappear in the fall. Short-tube lycoris refers to plants of this species that have short flower tubes. These plants are sometimes called hurricane lilies, especially in Florida, because they bloom during hurricane season.

A soil that's organically rich, medium moist, and well-drained is ideal for growing bulbs in USDA Zones 6-10. The best flowering is in part shade. Plant bulbs 9" apart in fall with the top 1/4" of the neck of each bulb exposed. Plants appreciate even moisture during their growing season but may be best suited in areas where soils remain relatively dry during the dormant summer season. Plants will naturalize by bulb-offsets and form small colonies over time. Plants are best left undisturbed in the ground.

Height: 18’-24’
Spread: 12’-18’
Bloom: August to September
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Water: Medium
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin: Japan

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