Lycoris squamigera in warm climates

Jim McKenney
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:06:29 PDT
Angelo, thanks so much! Yours is the first confirmation i'm aware of that there are places where both Lycoris squamigera and Amaryllis belladonna (and the Nerine) all thrive and flower under garden conditions. 
Now to figure out why it happens for you and not for me!

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Amaryllis belladonna has been a vigorous,  leafy (but bloom-less), thickly clumping presence in my garden since 2005. 

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 5:15 AM, "" <> wrote:

Jim, yes I grow a lot of Amaryllis belladonna forms and Nerine sarniensis hybrids and all flower without troubles in ordinary garden soil. Squamigera is always the first to wake up, early-mid July, quickly followed by sprengeri, incarnata, longituba. The radiata 'group' (houdyshellii, elsiae, some fancy 'species' from Chen Yi) and aurea and chinensis will flower in mid September to all October. Amaryllis belladonna, the 'type' form is the first to bloom, but not before early August, all the x Amarygia forms will flower much later in September till all October. Nerines in October and November, some like Pink Triumph in December.Kelly, I have tens of photo of all them in my Facebook profile, I haven't added to Wiki as there were already many of them .Angelo PorcelliApulia-Southern Italy

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