Lycoris squamigera; was Deception in the catalogs

Jim McKenney
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 21:05:02 PDT
At 10:45 PM 8/13/2004 -0400, Eugene wrote:
>One reason catalogues can get away with using an Amaryllis picture is that
the >dried out, rootless Lycoris [squamigera] bulbs they send out will take
five >years to recover and bloom, if they ever come up at all. 

Eugene, do I hear the voice of experience speaking here?

Here's something for you to keep in mind with respect to Lycoris
squamigera: as Lycoris go, it's cold adapted. It has the reputation of
growing and blooming much more freely in the north than in the south. It's
not a good choice for the coastal deep south. Inland and at some elevation
it might perform differently. 

Augusta is Gardenia country, right? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Gardenia Klein's [or
is it Kleim's ?] Hardy might just be hardy. 

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