Lycoris cultivation
Thu, 05 Aug 2004 22:58:59 PDT
The general experience is that Lycoris do not prosper anywhere in the UK, as
it is simply not hot enough in summer. The only report of success I've heard
is of someone growing them in a very hot polytunnel in the southeast.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Waddick" <>
Subject: [pbs] Lycoris cultivation

> >hi all
> >
> >I have had Lycoris for a few years now and have never seen a flower. Any
> >ideas? Should I lift them and move them?
> >
> Dear Mark;
> Lycoris grow in China in damp shady spots or the edges of woodlands.
> In cultivation they seem to do best where they get warm
> summers, not necessarily for a dry baking, just warm to ripen bulbs
> and produce produce flower stems. You may just not have the heat
> needed to induce blooming. Maybe you could try them in your warmest
> spot. They do tolerate a lot of sun.
> Best Jim W.

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