Lycoris season 2 - L. squamigera : 2?

Kelly Irvin
Sat, 07 Aug 2010 09:47:13 PDT
Here in NWA, at my location, we had essentially no rain the whole month 
of July, but good foliage in the spring and good precipitation through 
June. With all of the posts about Lycoris in bloom, I was becoming 
discouraged. Last week, I decided to irrigate and applied about 1" of 
water. Several days later I was getting one or two bloom stalks from L. 
sanguinea, and L. longituba. This Sunday, we got a 3/4" downpour, which 
soaked right in, and by Tuesday, was seeing a little more, including 3 
stalks out of potential hundreds from L. squamigera. Woe is me! All my 
theories about Lycoris bloom time seem to be going down the tubes!!

Well, Thursday, we got 1/2", and yesterday, I was seeing just a few more 
heads showing up in the soil. WOE, and double WOE, is me!!

This morning? WHOA, I say! WHOA!!! L. squamigera are coming up en masse, 
L. longituba are coming on very strong (seed stock/variable emergence 
times expected), a few more L. sanguinea, and the first signs of L. 

Patience is a virtue, and I still lack many virtues. I feel better now, 

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

On 8/6/10 12:19 AM, James Waddick wrote:
>     It is pretty amazing that these delicate looking flower scapes can 
> push through dry, near rock-hard, baked clay to bloom. Some L. 
> longituba get to a full 3 ft tall. Amazing.
>         Best        Jim W.

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