Lycoris squamigera

Fred Biasella
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 06:12:13 PDT
Hello All,

I have three forms of Lycoris (Squamigera, Sprengeri and Chinensis) that have popped out of the ground and should be flowering very shortly. We've had an incredibly hot and humid summer but with quite a bit of rain as well. Within the past two weeks, the weather has dried up a bit but also cooler. I'm thinking the cooler weather is what jump started the blooming. BTW I almost missed them due to the dang weeds that grew better than anything else I grow.

Warm Regards,
Fred Biasella
Cambridge (Boston) MA
USDA Zone 6b

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Jim McKenney
Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2013 7:10 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Lycoris squamigera and fritillaries

While those of you on the west coast enjoy the blooming of Amaryllis belladonna, those of us in the east are enjoying the flowering of Lycoris squamigera. They started here about three days ago. So far it's the only one blooming here. 

I began to check fritillary bulbs today: what a pleasure it is to turn out a pot and find all of those little offset bulbs clustered around a big fat bulb. I've decided that frits are the guppies of the bulb hobby.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 

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