Lycoris in sun or shade

John Grimshaw
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 01:44:07 PDT
Jim McKenney wrote:

The most floriferous planting of Lycoris squamigera I have ever seen was in
> full blazing sun: a field where seemingly thousands bloomed from a 
> planting
> naturalized long ago.

I should love to see such a sight - or indeed almost any Lycoris at all, 
this country being a notoriously no-grow area for the genus. But my question 
is, how do such displays develop? Is it from seed?

Are the ones observed in western Virginia adorning 'every small town' 
passed from garden to garden in a neighbourly fashion?

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP


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