Planting Lycoris squamigera.

James Waddick
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 13:10:25 PST
>I just received three nice rootless bulbs. Should I put them in now 
>or wait till sometime in spring? I read from one source that I 
>should wait till after the last frost, which here in my neck of 7b, 
>is generally April 15th.

	Do not wait. Plant the bulbs immediately. The longer they are 
rootless and out of the soil, the longer they are stressed.
Do not expect bloom next year. Do not plant too deeply -maybe an inch 
of soil over the top of the bulb and a light leaf mulch this winter. 
The best time to dig and move Lycoris is around July/August when they 
completely dormant and prior to bloom.

	Good luck.		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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