James Waddick
Mon, 27 Jan 2003 06:21:36 PST
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>Lycoris are a group that haven't been much mentioned.  Lycoris 
>squamigera is an 'old faithful' that I brought from my home garden 
>in Minnesota back in 1964.  It grows and prospers here in Eugene.

Dear Louis and all;
	Have to say something in regard to Lycoris. In Zone 8/9 where 
I saw a number of species bloom,in in China ( Hunan Prov. somewhat 
akin to parts of the NW) they were growing in semi-to deep shade (L. 
radiata more on the edge of woodlands)  at stream sides that looked 
to be perpetually damp to moist.  None were growing deeply ( one with 
bulbs 80-90 % above ground). I saw NONE growing on slopes, but falt 
moist woodland situations.

	Most species are very hardy (my Zone 5) and here grow in heavy clay.
Good drainage seem to NOT be a requirement, but ample moisture is.

	A couple species do well here in full (intense sun) too and 
need extra water. Although summer dormant, they do not need a 'summer 
baking', but extra water to keep roots healthy.

	Hope these hints help and even alter you cultivation.

		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
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