Lycoris squamigera in warm climates

Tony Avent
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:48:02 PDT

We don't add any winter mulch.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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-----Original Message-----
From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Nathan Lange
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:59 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Lycoris squamigera in warm climates

At 05:26 AM 7/31/2014, you wrote:

>...very interesting that it flowers well in your climate.  Are you 
>seeing them flowering better with shallow planting?


I apologize for being unclear. I have not yet grown Lycoris x squamigera in California, nor have I ever seen them growing anywhere in California. I was trying to list/propose the very few limited options available for managing winter temperatures when one needs more vernalization than is naturally available.

Very helpful to know that you have seen no effect of planting depth on flowering of your Lycoris x sqamigera. Do you mulch the bulbs in winter or keep the ground completely exposed?


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