This pink, trumpet-shaped bloom makes a real show when it magically appears in late summer. It is nicknamed Naked Lady and Surprise Lily because the flowers appear on sturdy, leafless stems in late summer, after the leaves have withered and disappeared. Makes a perfect companion for Hostas, whose foliage is a great background for the clusters of flowers. Bulbs resent being disturbed and may take a season before they bloom in their new home. Heirloom, 1882.
For more information on the planting and care of Lycoris, click Growing Guide.
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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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anonymous from central IL
My parents have a bunch of these planted, mostly in part sun/shade areas (North side of the house; under an old maple tree), and we always referred to them as Resurrection Lilies. I'd say the bulbs have been there 20+ years, and they still flower strongly and reliably.
Very pretty and feminine-looking flower, usually 3 blooms per stalk. The leaves take on the cycle similar to daffodils here in zone 5, both emerging and completely dying back during the spring. Thick flower stalks push up in August, no staking needed.
Low maintenance and very long lived plant. Very slow spreader if it does at all. We don't ever give them any attention, they just show up year after year.
TechWriterMD from Central Maryland
I have a group of these strewn through the center of my Liatris ("Gayfeather"). The Gayfeather comes up first, its purple spikes shooting up in late June-early July. After they've bloomed, I cut the spikes back, but the Gayfeather foliage remains green and lush. When the Lycoris (with no leaves at all) sends up its tall stalks with the gorgeous flowers, they appear to "float" above the green foliage of the Gayfeather, keeping that end of my garden looking quite lovely.
Flower Power from NE Ohio
My father had this bulb in his garden and we enjoyed the flowers for many years. The leaves come up first and go dormant by summer, then the surprise occurs, the flowers emerge. I would recommend planting in a ground cover bed.
Sunshine from Asher, OK
I divided one clump of my Naked Lady about two months ago and to my surprise it is now blooming. I did not expect it to bloom this year. I will divide the rest after the blooms fade this year and see what happens. I love the lilac pink color that seems to glow and shimmer. This is a lovely plant and the foliage is lovely to fill in bare spots till my summer plants get a good start.
Wendy pie from Colorado springs, CO
My grandfather had these flowers in his garden.They had multiplied, so my mother gave me a start in the 1980s. We sold that house, but they are still blooming.The blossoms are so pretty and delicate!
Latin Name Pronunciation: ly-kor'-iss
Bulb size: 12-14 cm
We offer two members of this genus, both longtime favorites in the South. The colors are different, but the blooms are similar: Lily-like flowers borne in clusters atop tall, strong stems. Lycoris often take a season to settle in and bloom, but once established, they are durable, long-lived, trouble-free bulbs that produce an unexpected show in late summer and early fall. Like most members of the Amaryllis family, they are resistant to rodents and deer. Bulbs begin shipping in mid-September and should be planted promptly.
CULTURE: Plant the neck of bulbs just below ground surface. Foliage of both species appears in spring and dies off in summer, so allow for that in selecting companions. Plant 3-5 bulbs per sq. ft. in partial shade (L. squamigera can tolerate full sun) and well-drained soil. Bulbs resent transplanting and can take a year to settle in, so it's good to select a permanent home for them.
L. radiata(F930693). Spider Lilies sport gorgeous bright red flowers adorned with long, curling filaments (the source of the "spider" moniker). These bulbs prefer partial shade, especially in hot climates, and well-drained soil. In Zone 6, give them a protected location and mulch heavily in fall. Heirloom, 1750. Reliably hardy from USDA Zones -9s/7-10w. Space 5" apart. 12-18 inches tall. Aug-Sept bloom.
L. squamigera(F930593). This pink, trumpet-shaped bloom makes a real show when it magically appears in late summer. Its many nicknames—Magic Lily, Naked Lady, Surprise Lily, Resurrection Lily—are inspired by the fact that the flowers appear atop sturdy, leafless stems, long after the leaves have withered and disappeared. Superb with Hostas, whose foliage is a great background for the clusters of flowers. Heirloom, 1882. Hardy in Zones 5-9S/5-10W, although heavily-mulched plants have survived in colder zones. Space 6" apart. 18-24 inches tall. Aug bloom.