Planting Lycoris squamigera.

James Waddick
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 20:58:21 PST
Dear Robert;
	The majority of the 'facts' shown on the NC Fact Sheet are 
either totally wrong or useless. Discard this URL.

	Although Sam Caldwell was a leader of the study of Lycoris, I 
don't know that this particular report ever resulted in seedlings. 
Few of Mr. Caldwell's plants were distributed and many were lost 
after his death. His suggestion that L. chinensis is a tetraploid is 
not true as we now know from study of its Karyotype and L. squamigera 
is a triploid. Actual hybridization work does not include L. 
chinensis is the parentage of L. squamigera.

	As for planting, I repeat - go shallow with the top of the 
bulb around 1 -2 inches below soil level.

		Good luck.		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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