Lycoris squamigera in bloom here in Maryland

James Waddick
Wed, 10 Aug 2005 08:48:48 PDT
>I have L. sprengeri and L. radiata pumila × ×haywardii both in bloom 
>now. The second one looks somewhat similar to the first one except 
>that the petals are somewhat thinner, the pink is redder and there is 
>only a faint hint of blue on the tips of the petals. Jim W., could it
>be another L. sprengeri that was mislabelled?

Dear Lee;
	Time keeps getting away, but I meant to 
reply earlier. Yes you probably have another 
sprengeri. L. haywardii is more uniformly a 
bright magenta pink. Deeply colored. I had hoped 
to post a range of L. sprengeri pix to the wiki, 
but have yet to prepare them for the wiki or my 
self for trying to make heads or tails out of the 
wiki again. Flower color is fairly variable in a 
lot of seedlings from pastel pinks to rich blue. 
Most have the tell-tale electric blue petal/tepal 
tips, but it too is sometimes faded.

	Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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	Summer 100F +

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