Lycoris aurea

Tony Avent
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 17:41:43 PDT

There are some true L. aurea coming from China that are reliably winter 
hardy, at least here in Zone 7b.   True L. aurea is very easy to 
recognize since the flower scape emerges with a small piece of the leaf 
on both sides of the scape base.   Our plants are just finishing, but 
they are without doubt one of the most stunning species that we have 
ever grown.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three times" - Avent

Joe Shaw wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> First, let me claim credit for often hitting the wrong button, or being in a 
> hurry, etc.  I think I've mailed personal emails to several lists this year. 
> Also, I apolgize.
> Second, what can you all tell me about Lycoris aurea and seed setting?  I 
> have 3 plants; I think from at least 2 different sources.  They all bloom 
> now or perhaps a week later.
> I've never tried to set seed on them, but wonder if the various clones can 
> set seed.  I recall that L. radiata that grows in this area of Texas is 
> completely sterile.
> Cordially,
> Joe
> Conroe, TX
> Temperatures below 65 F at nights now, perhaps 2 months of this will entice 
> the Crinum bulbispermum Jumbos to rebloom.  C. x 'Hannibal's Dwarf' was in 
> bloom last Saturday in Vidor, TX (September 16). 
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