pbs Digest, Vol 16, Issue 6

ConroeJoe@aol.com ConroeJoe@aol.com
Wed, 05 May 2004 18:34:15 PDT

I have Lycoris sprengeri in the yard.  It has been there 2 years and grows 
well.  The first fall there was only a single scape among a dozen or more bulbs. 

I have head that L. sprengeri just won't flower well in zone 9 because the 
winters are not cold enough.  The last 2 winters have seen lows around 25 F.  
But other sources indicate it is suitable for zone 9 (e.g., Plant Delights 
catalog).  Generally, venders on the Web indicate the plant is suitable for zone 9. 

Does anyone know more about this?  Maybe the plants need 2 full seasons to 
recover from being moved?

C. J., Conroe TX, sunny and pleasant this week, upper 80s

Link:  PDN catalog page, Lycoris sprengeri, great photo

Link:  Naturalizing Summer-blooming Bulbs

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