Lycoris squamigera in a country garden

James Waddick
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:32:11 PDT
Dear Friends,
	Jim McK describes a fairly common site around this part of 
the midwest. L. squamigera is a very common plant in older gardens 
sometimes in quite large clumps. It is often seen as a ring around a 
tree in the midst of a front yard or lining the sidewalk or driveway.
	Large clumps are frequent as foundation planting particularly 
next to a front door

	Unfortunately they do not fit in 'modern' landscapes. New 
owners will mow foliage too soon or too often and a glorious display 
is reduced to green lawn in a few years. You will see an occasional 
single stem or small clump popping up in some odd place as the 
remnant of some former plan.

	These are mostly pass around plants with neighbors and 
friends passing them along freely. They clump up in a few years and 
last a long time in the garden or a vase. A friend on a large lot (2 
acres) keeps a 20-30 ft row to admire, cut and share bulbs.

		Best		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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