Another Lycoris

J.E. Shields
Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:43:47 PDT
Bill and all,

You should be able to grow Lycoris radiata radiata there, if you pick your 
spot carefully.  I got some bulbs from  Rodney Barton in Texas two years 
ago, and they are doing OK here.  They do not dop well in pots!  The 
diploid subspecies of L. radiata does not survive here, at least not where 
I have tried it so far.

The Lycoris sanguinea was the very first one open.  It is a tiny little 
thing, orange flowered. L. longituba were the first of the large flowered 
types to bloom, but chinensis and sprengeri are close behind.

In the older parts of the town, L. squamigera bloomed well ahead of my 
plants out here, where things are more open.

Jim Shields

At 12:10 PM 8/13/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>As far as I know, we cannot grow Lycoris radiata in my area, SW Ohio, Zone
>6a.  However, I now have in bloom, Lycoris chinensis, a great golden yellow
>flower. It is grown in the open. I want more of this one!
>Bill Lee

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