Lycoris season

Boyce Tankersley
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 08:13:53 PDT
Hi Jim:

Just returned from a vacation to visit relatives in New Mexico. Lycoris squamigera in full bloom in Las Cruces, New Mexico. USDA zone 7, about 4,000 feet elevation. They average about 8" of rainfall per year but these plants were growing in cultivated flower beds.

Boyce Tankersley

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 11:48 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Lycoris season

Dear All;
	Just a note that Lycoris season has begun again with the 
appearance of a couple L. sanguinea in various parts of the garden. 
Not the biggest or showiest species, but its distinctly orange 
flowers are obvious at first appearance. Even in out heat (95 F again 
today) and no rain for about 2 weeks, these seemingly delicate 
flowers manage to make their way up and bloom quite normally.
	This is a Japanee species that is often available from mass 
marketing bulb sellers. Get the form kiusiana if possible since it 
has bigger flowers than typical. They are cheap and quite a boost in 
the heat of summer.

	Anyone else have Lycoris in bloom yet?

	More to come.	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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