lycoris sanguinea

Jim McKenney
Mon, 06 Aug 2007 09:05:53 PDT
Does Lycoris sanguinea vary a lot in size? Years ago when I grew Lycoris
sanguinea, it was the smallest Lycoris I had ever seen. Nor were the plants
very big or robust - but they did set viable seed.  The blooms were small
and dull orange. In mid-July I saw plants blooming in a friend's garden:
these were much larger, comparable to large forms of Lycoris radiata,
although the flowers had a different shape. 

For those of you wondering about the hardiness of this species, there are
century-old records of it being grown successfully in New England, USA. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where there is a good seed set
on some of the Arum italicum. 

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