Lycoris: Withholding Ain't My Thing

Eugene Zielinski
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 14:57:48 PDT
I have to second Jim W's opinion here, at least for Lycoris radiata.  L.
radiata is a relatively common garden plant in the Augusta, GA area, and it
blooms fairly reliably every fall, at least in the ground.  My bulbs are in
a large nursery pot.  They have yet to bloom in the 5+ years that I've
lived here.  There is no dry season here.  In summer, rain comes in
exciting (sometimes too exciting) thunderstorms, while in winter it comes
as long periods of drizzle, usually on weekends.  So...perhaps you should
try planting a few bulbs in the ground and keeping them well watered (like
roses) throughout the year.  (Unfortunately, the cool California nights may
keep them from flowering anyway.)

Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> [Original Message]
> From: James Waddick
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Date: 7/2/2010 1:05:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Lycoris: Withholding Ain't My Thing
> >Hi All...particularly those into Lycoris,
> Dear David.
> 	Guess that's me among others.
> >I've had my Lycoris for years 'n' years and they've never bloomed for me.
> >They've offset and multiplied...but never bloomed.
> 	Lycoris generally do not bloom well in pots. Instead they can 
> multiply like crazy.

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