Lycoris squamigera

Kelly Irvin
Mon, 06 Aug 2007 06:11:55 PDT
Lycoris squamigera started sending up first stalks on July 14th, easily 
10 days earlier than the norm for here in Northwest Arkansas. The plot 
hit full bloom while I was away on vacation, probably about the 31st. L. 
xhaywardii bloomed in step with L. squamigera, maybe a little behind it, 
and has done very well. L. longituba and L. sanguinea, not making a 
strong showing, are coming into full bloom. First blooms on L. sprengeri 
should show in a day or two. I have small plots of L. radiata var. 
pumila, L. xhoudyshelii, L. straminea, L. rad-pum x L. xhaywardii and 
some unknown fall foliage that have sent up a few stalks. Nothing yet 
from L. chinensis, L. caldwellii, L. aurea var. aurea, L. rad-rad, L. 
aurea var. surgens. A small plot of L. longituba x L. xhaywardii is 
about to bust into full bloom very uniformly. Can't WAIT!

A quick observation about the disastrous freeze we had this spring. My 
L. sprengeri foliage seemed to have been the toughest in the spring 
foliage group. Most of my fall foliage accessions are protected.

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
10850 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b

Jim McKenney wrote:
> Lycoris squamigera has started to bloom here in Maryland. How about
> elsewhere?

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