Lycoris Olympics ?

Kelly Irvin
Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:31:35 PDT

My stock does not appear to be any different in size than usual.

L. squamigera are in full bloom here. L. sanguinea gave me several more 
stalks all of a sudden, not quite open yet. L. longituba gave another 
bigger batch of stalks about to bloom. L. sprengeri is just getting 
going, as well as L. xhaywardii, L. xhaywardii x L. longituba (or the 
other way around, never can remember unless I'm looking right at the 
marker :( ), L. radiata var. pumila x L. xrosea (or the other way 
around... again), and what I hope to be true L. incarnata. I have one 
lone stalk of L. chinensis, so I'm expecting them any day now. Of the 
spring foliage Lycoris, I'm now still really only waiting on L. 
chinensis and L. xcaldwellii. I have a number of fall foliage Lycoris 
I'm still waiting on and can't wait to see. I really prefer the spider 
lily forms to the trumpet forms.

What I don't get is the timing this year. All of it appears to be at 
least two weeks late compared to normal. I'll have to take a stab at one 
or both of a cool and wet spring and early summer being the cause of the 

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

James Waddick wrote:
> 	Anyone else seeing this happen? Kelly?

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