Lycoris seedlings

J.E. Shields
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 06:53:31 PDT
I've had very poor results trying to grow Lycoris in pots.  In the ground 
here in central Indiana, Lycoris longituba, L. sprengeri, L. caldwellii, 
and L. chinensis survive, bloom, and increase started as mature 
bulbs.   Hybrids of these with less hardy species also survive in the 
ground here.

We routinely see 0°F to -11°F here in winter.  The ground always freezes, 
anywhere from 4 inches to over 2 ft. deep.

Open pollinated seeds of Lycoris come up as volunteers in the mulch and 
duff, but none have reached bloom size yet.  You should count on, perhaps, 
10 years from seed to first bloom.

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

At 05:07 PM 7/7/2010 -0700, you wrote:
>Last year I got some Lycoris seeds from the seed exchange, ....... L. 
>chinensis did not survive.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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