Lycoris radiata
Lycoris radiata

Lycoris radiata

SKU: F930693
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Spider Lily
Hardiness Zone: 7-9S/10W Exposure: Part Shade
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Blooms In: Aug-Sep
Height: 12-18" Spacing: 5-8"
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Product Details

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Spider Lilies sport gorgeous bright red flowers adorned with long, curling filaments (the source of the "spider" moniker). The flowers can be seen from great distances in the garden and last practically forever in a vase. Spider lilies prefer partial shade, especially in hot climates, and well-drained soil. They thrive in Zone 6 if planted in a protected location and mulched heavily in fall. Heirloom, 1750.

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This is a Perfect Plant!

Rosemary from Fairfax County, VA

People can't believe these flowers are real. They are such an exciting way to welcome autumn. I thin then every ten years and share with neighbors.

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Pictures don't do them justice

Altared from Oklahoma

These are simply gorgeous flowers. They look like something out of a movie, and the pictures I have seen online don't do them justice.

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Didn't grow

T from Washington DC

Planted a half dozen or so and one produced foliage, but none bloomed. I've had success with everything else in my garden.

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Pretty but short bloom time

A viewer from Zone 6b

These are fun to watch - once they first peek out of the ground, the stalks double in size every day. Then the flower bud appears and the flower emerges, but I'd say the bloom lasts about a week, if that. Maybe four days. They are eye-catching but shouldn't be planted as a focal point, at least where I live. On the other hand, I am surprised they've come up two years in a row because when I planted them, I was told by two "master gardeners" that they're not perennial in my zone.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

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.

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