All thanks to JW, I got off my duff Monday after receiving his Lycoris report, I went out to my Lycoris beds to rake and hoe weeds which I had killed several weeks previously, I fertilized them, and I reworked the mulch to loosen and even out. Yesterday, we received an inch-and-a-half of rain after a few weeks of no rain at all. This morning, while using my laptop on the couch, I looked out the back window to notice one of my sprinklers was malfunctioning, so I ran out in my pajamas, whizzing by the Lycoris beds. Lo and behold! One lone Lycoris sanguinea flower stalk is 4" out of the ground. So, although I grudgingly acted upon JW's "warning", all thanks go to him for perfect timing. Quoting James Waddick <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > Dear friends, > While having a cuppa this morning and surveying the grounds > (HA!), we saw a bit of orange where nothing had been showing. A > closer inspection revealed the 3rd flower on Lycoris sanguinea > kiusiana.