First Lycoris blooms

J.E. Shields
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 13:43:37 PDT
Hi all,

We have this year had some first-ever blooms on some of the hybrids Jim 
Waddick imported a few years ago.

Lycoris [x-haywardii X chinensis] is a primrose yellow, smaller version of 

L. [chinensis X x-haywradii] has bloomed for at least two years now, and is 
a light pink-mauve wiht form somewhat more like sprengeri than like 
chinensis; its flowers are also smaller than those of chinensis.

L. [longituba X rosea] bloomed a couple weeks ago, a large, light pink 
flower with the spidery look a little like chinenesis.

The Chinese named hybrids, like 'Sky Beyond Sky', are just starting to send 
up scapes.

Jim Shields
in rainy central Indiana (USA)

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