Jim W's comments on the influence of drought and rain on the blooming of Lycoris reminds me of something I don't think we have discussed yet. Drought means different things to different people, but I think we are all in agreement that Lycoris are not plants which require a drying off period to bloom well. I think it was three summers ago when we had an extremely dry summer by our standards. When Lycoris squamigera bloomed that year, the scapes were only about six or eight inches high. That was a first here. Has anyone else ever seen this? Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we could use a bit of drought.