James Waddick
Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:22:37 PDT
Hi Linda;
	Where do you live?

	I said 'few' pests and only because I might have defend 
'NONE", but nothing really bothers them once they have settled in and 
start to bloom.

	The only time I have seen Lycoris decrease is when they are 
repeatedly cut back too early. Here they are such common plants (l. 
squamigera) that some folks don't realize (or care?) the foliage and 
flowering stems even go together. The zero-scapers, just mow the 
foliage after its been there too long and hasn't bloomed. Then it 
won't bloom and the cycle repeats.

	Actually I don't know anything that bothers them here, but if 
you live where there are narcissus flies, they might get to them. I 
suppose they could get a virus, but I never heard of any, etc.

	They do not do well in all parts of the country so that's why 
I asked. L. chinensis is a spring foliage plant and it doesn't do so 
well in the deep south for example.

	On the other hand this is a good time to dig, divide and 
transplant. Just do not disturb or break (too many) roots and plant 
them in a moist shady site.

	Anything specific to add?			Best	Jim

>Jim W -
>I had a clump of L. chienensis that was increasing nicely but this
>year has failed to bloom and as I now recall spring, there was less
>foliage than there should have been.  I hate that I've lost it, I
>enjoyed those golden blooms greatly!
>At one point in this thread, you wrote that Lycoris suffered from few
>pests or diseases.  Would you please expand a bit on that?
>Linda 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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