Lycoris in sun or shade

Tony Avent
Sun, 27 Aug 2006 14:28:32 PDT

We started out growing our lycoris in shade, but over the years 
experimented with them in our full sun rock garden. Interestingly, they 
have flowered and multiplied much better there (full sun) than in light 
shade. Has anyone else noticed this

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
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"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three times" - Avent

James Waddick wrote:
> Dear Fred;
> 	This is as good a time as any to transplant Lycoris. Be 
> careful and try to not disturb the roots.
> 	They can be transplanted almost any time while they are 
> dormant, depending on species, from June 1 to end of August.
> 	The true species has become uncommon in commerce, but is 
> regularly offered by Plant Delights and Fairweather Gardens 
> nurseries. Both can be googled and it may be best to inquire if they 
> are not listed this year.
> 	It should do just fine in the Boston area.		Jim W.
> ps Incidentally bulbs purchased dried out in Oct November have been 
> severely stressed and there are survival problems. If they survive 
> they may take 3 or more years to recover and bloom.
> and
> 	They prefer a moist shaded spot.

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