Lycoris page found

J.E. Shields
Fri, 13 Feb 2004 07:01:19 PST
That is a nice page on Lycoris radiata.  L. radiata radiata, the triploid 
form common in cultivation, is more or less hardy up here in Indiana.  I 
have two little clumps of it that have been coming up for several years in 
a row, and one of them blooms each September as well.

The diploid form, Lycoris radiata pumila, is not hardy here, as far as I 
can tell from trying it a couple of times.  A couple hybrids of L. radiata 
pumila with one of the hardier species have survived here, but I don't 
recall any of them ever blooming.  Their tendency to produce their leaves 
in autumn and to try to grow through the winter works against them.

D.A. Cooke's page on the genus Lycoris 
at:…   is very well 
done.  All the species are listed there.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 02:52 PM 2/13/2004 +0100, you wrote:
>on the above page I found some interesting photos and documentation on 
>Lycoris radiata.  Worth a visit.
>Jamie V.

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