Lycoris

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Lycoris

A few growers, often represented on eBay, are offering quite a variety of Lycoris.  (about 20 sp and cv on offer now: pink, white, "blue", yellow,  orange, and red).

In my garden the easy, Lycoris squamigera, has proven semi-recalcitrant; but it will grow well for others, here in Massachusetts, (NE) USA.

I wonder how others are doing with a wider spectrum of these plants?  They can be divided between fall and spring foliage varieties, and generally the fall foliage ones likely do not tolerate the cold north.

 

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The first Lycoris this autumn in our garden is Lycoris elsae - sometimes called the Champagne Lycoris!

Lycoris aurea is still in bud,

cheers

fermi

 

Lycoris elsae
Lycoris aurea in bud

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Lycoris aurea in our garden this morning,

Lycoris aurea

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fermi

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That one certainly brightens up the garden!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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This is the first of only two stems emerging on Lycoris incarnata this year - last year there were none but it has flowered much better in the past,

Lycoris incarnata Lycoris incarnata Lycoris incarnata

cheers

fermi

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Lori S.
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Wow!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Lori,

Lycoris are "Wow" plants because they can pop up and flower in the space of a day or two - if you haven't been checking each day they can really surprise you.

A few weeks after that original flower-spike, a few more popped up after another rainstorm,

Lycoris incarnata

cheers

fermi

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This red one is grown as Lycoris radiata but may be a hybrid,

Lycoris (maybe) radiata

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fermi

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The red Lycoris came into full bloom a few days later

Lycoris (maybe) radiataLycoris (maybe) radiata

and this morning Lycoris x elsae was looking good but on rather short stems

Lycoris x elsaeLycoris x elsae

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fermi

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This year the first Lycoris to flower were the Lycoris incarnata again; the first clump (pics 1&2) were about a week earlier than the second,

Lycoris incarnata Lycoris incarnata Lycoris incarnata Lycoris incarnata

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fermi

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This year the stems are at the usual length for Lycoris elsae

Lycoris elsae Lycoris elsae

Lycoris radiata is also in bloom

Lycoris radiata Lycoris radiata

cheers

fermi

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