Lycoris squamigera in warm climates

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:00:39 PDT
Lack of humidity? That could be yet another reason they don't grow in
much of California.

You mean "rainfall" rather than "humidity", don’t you? Cities on the west 
coast are considerably more humid than cities in Arizona, Colorado, New 
Mexico, etc., except when it's raining.
Denver has relatively wet springs and dry summers (usually; not this 
summer); Santa Fe has very dry springs and relatively wet summers due to the 
Mexican monsoon.
There used to be a large colony of Lycoris squamigera in Denver, planted 
between an irrigated lawn and a parking lot.
Considering that the ones I planted emerged in the spring and then vanished, 
my impression of this plant is that it doesn't tolerate summer-dry soil.

Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado, USA 

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