Lycoris aurea

Kelly Irvin
Wed, 20 Sep 2006 06:31:43 PDT

I only have Lycoris aurea var. aurea and L. aurea var. surgens. The 
former sets seed. The latter has been sterile to this point. The latter 
is very vigorous; larger leaf and taller stalk. The former is finishing 
up on bloom and surgens is just now sending up stalks. I protect my 
aurea collection with plastic cover and minimal heat to keep 
temperatures from getting too much below freezing. I've seen surgens 
tolerate temperatures well below 20°F, but there was no significant 
frost, either. This occurred in a covered house where the pilot went out 
on the heater. The leaves just can't handle the frost, in my opinion. 
Unfortunately, in the open environment, sub-freezing weather and frost 
seem to go hand-in-hand.

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
The Bulbmeister
10846 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6b


Joe Shaw wrote:
> Second, what can you all tell me about Lycoris aurea and seed setting?...

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