Jim, This palm is quite common around here. And L squamigera thrives very well in this area. This particular planting in Cassis under that Phoenix is probably too dry. Greetings Lauw de Jager http://www.bulbargence.com/ South of France (zone 8 Olivier) Coord. Geogr.(GPS): 43°42' 43" N 4° 32' 12" E I wonder, is there anywhere in > the US where both Lycoris squamigera and Phoenix canariensis can be grown > successfully outside? I'm pretty sure that here on the east coast of North > America, Lycoris squamigera will not thrive even in the northernmost areas > where Phoenix canariensis can be grown. > > Lauw, have you seen thriving Lycoris squamigera in the area where you have > planted them?