Lycoris chinensis

Diana Chapman
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 08:32:08 PDT
Mine always bloom now.  It is odd, also, that my yellow flowered Lycoris 
bloom earlier, and also seem to bloom in the pots better than most of 
the others.  L. chinensis has been really reliable, but L. aurea also 
blooms well.

Telos Rare Bulbs
> My Lycoris chinensis, that I got from Jim Waddick about 4 years ago I think, started sending up a scape at the end of June and is now in full bloom. This is the first time it has bloomed for me. It is not growing in the conditions best suited for it I think. For one, southern California doesn't get anywhere close to the cold weather that I think it experiences in its native climate. And two, it has been growing in a 3 gallon pot all that time. Lycoris usually don't do well in pots. But my main question is that it seems awfully early for a  Lycoris to bloom. What is the earliest that any Lycoris species normally blooms? Any of the other Lycoris that have bloomed for me seem to be oporanthous, to use Jim McKenney's great term, meaning they have bloomed in August or September, usually before any of the winter growers come out of their summer dormancy.
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
> Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m
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