L. radiata hardiness

pollards@adelphia.net pollards@adelphia.net
Fri, 30 Dec 2005 09:00:53 PST
> Does anyone know if L. radiata needs a bit of winter chill to bloom?  The 
> sure bloom heavily here in zone 9a, but I'm going to send a few to an email 
> gardening friend in a tropical climate.  I doubt they will ever experience anything 
> below 40-50 F.  

Lycoris radiata does not require significant winter chill.  I know of gardens in Tucson and Yuma where they grow thickly and bloom in mid-to-late fall after the heat breaks.  Yuma is USDA zone 10/Sunset zone 13 and received no frost last winter with none so far this winter.

Shawn Pollard
Yuma, AZ

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