Lycoris report - 2

Kelly Irvin
Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:22:39 PDT

Things are a little different for me here. Lycoris squamigera, (L. 
Xhaywardii x L. longituba), and (L. radiata var. pumila x L. Xrosea),  
and L. sanguinea are completely done. I have a few blooms still holding 
on L. longituba and L. Xhaywardii, and my L. incarnata are past full 
bloom. L. sprengeri is almost done with some stalks still about to bloom 
and L. chinensis is almost to full bloom. L. Xhoudyshelii has just 
started and so has L. 'Flaming Dragon', which I believe to be a L. 
Xjacksoniana selection, much darker than L. Xhaywardii and obviously 
later, but similar in other ways. I have a lost label Lycoris that comes 
up at the same time as L. straminea and is very similar, but with more 
red stripe expression in the tepals with a more deep red colored stalk. 
This one divides more readily than L. straminea and the leaf is not the 
same. I'm pretty sure I got it from you, Jim W., but I can't figure out 
what it is. These are in full bloom. L. caldwellii is just about to 
bloom and a hybrid, L. 'Blushing Lady' and 'Cherry Blossom Pink' are 
just starting to come up. L. radiata var. pumila is in full bloom as well.

Obviously, I have yet to see, if any, L. Xalbiflora, L. radiata var. 
radiata, L. aurea var. aurea, and L. aurea var. surgens in the ground 
(The L. aurea are winter protected). I have various other small 
quantities of fall foliage Lycoris in pots, with the L. shaanxiensis 
from Chen Yi coming up first as usual. It's spider lily bloom is the 
whitest bloom I've seen so far on Lycoris, and, no, I don't think it is 
really L. shaanxiensis, as it does not match the scientific 
descriptions. Nor does it appear it will bloom for me this year. I'm 
under the impression, at least, that this species should send up foliage 
in the spring if it were properly identified. It appears very tender.

Everything here is in full sunshine (except potted Lycoris), although a 
number of my fall foliage Lycoris will likely be receiving less light 
from this winter forward, because the greenhouse (winter house) might 
FINALLY be completely up.

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
10850 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b

James Waddick wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> 	The first wave is about over- this includes Ls. squamigera, 
> chinensis and longituba mainly.
> 	These are all winding down as stems are appearing 
> (coincidentally a few days after a 2 inch rain fall) on L. 
> caldwellii, incarnata and an array of hybrids.
> 	L. sprengeri overlaps both groups with stalks just coming up 
> in some areas, but done in others. Don't know why but all the bulbs 
> in one area come up at the same time, even though they are all out of 
> synch with bulbs in another area.

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