Lycoris squamigera

J.E. Shields
Fri, 04 Aug 2006 05:22:38 PDT
Lycoris squamigera are not in bloom here at my place yet, but 60 miles due 
west of here, outside Greencastle, Indiana, I saw a yard full of them in 
flower yesterday.  By the way, swallowtail butterflies (Papilio glaucus, P. 
troilus, and P. philenor) seemed to be nectaring at them.

Here in Westfield, I have a couple laggard Lycoris sanguinea  in bloom, and 
scapes up on a couple L. sprengeri.  I'll check more carefully for other 
Lycoris today.

We had about 1 inch of rain yesterday, and the weather cooled down to 
practically comfortable.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 08:18 PM 8/3/2006 -0400, Jim McKenney wrote:
>Lycoris squamigera is blooming here in Maryland, both in a neighbor's garden
>and in my garden. There has been little rain recently, yet these are big,
>robust stems - and, it seems to me, a bit early.
>The local temperature got up to 101 degrees F today, and it's been at or
>near 100 for three days in a row.
>Jim McKenney
>Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, lately the torrid zone.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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