Lycoris season

Terry Hernstrom
Wed, 19 Jul 2006 12:17:21 PDT
My large population of Lycoris radiata, bloom around Labor Day no matter what the weather cycles are. The curious thing is I can never get them to bloom in pots!

Terence Hernstrom 
Kimberly Crest House & Gardens
Redlands, CA
(Where it has been over a 100 degrees everyday for weeks and the garden still looks decent!)

-----Original Message-----
>From: James Waddick <>
>Sent: Jul 19, 2006 11:54 AM
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>Subject: [pbs] Lycoris season
>Dear all -
>	As an admitted Lycori-phile, I am always glad to announce the 
>start of the season. My first species . L. sanguinea kiusiana has 
>already come and gone with a very short bloom season in our extended 
>heat and drought.  This is one of the smaller species and each stem 
>rarely has more than 4 blooms per stem, but the pale orange- 
>tangerine flower color is a treat.
>	Regardless of speculation, there did not seem to be any 
>flowering 'cue' provided by a major change in temperature or 
>rainfall. They just bloomed.
>	Next...			Jim W.
>Dr. James W. Waddick
>8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
>Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
>Ph.    816-746-1949
>Zone 5 Record low -23F
>	Summer 100F +
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