Lycoris report - 2

Steve Marak
Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:53:12 PDT
I'm in NW Arkansas, US, about 320 km (200 miles) south of Jim, and roughly 
a tenth that far southeast of Kelly, with weather and climate similar to 
both (a bit warmer than Jim), and my results are different yet.

Here the L. radiata is in full flower right now, with the last big flush 
of L. chinensis, which has the longest "season" of any of the Lycoris for 
me. It has adapted to my conditions as well the ubiquitous L. squamigera, 
and I've several times had people ring the doorbell to ask what it is 
when it really hits its stride. 

L. longituba has large seed pods on it, L. squamigera is past but for a 
few stragglers. My L. radiata, obtained locally years ago, sets lots of 
seed every year and so I assume it's the diploid form, which may account 
for the difference in flowering time - it's the only form I've ever grown, 
so I don't really know. (If anyone wants any, I'll collect and send to 
Dell this year.)

I have one clump of L. chinensis and one of L. longituba that always 
flower at least 10 days, and sometimes as much as 3 weeks, before their 
fellows. Have others seen this also?


On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, James Waddick wrote:

> >Things are a little different for me here.
> Dear Kelly,
> 	As (relatively) close as you are to me, I am surprised that 
> your bloom sequence is quite so different.
> 	The fall foliage types do not do very well here as we are 
> cold enough to cause lots of winter damage, L. radiata is among the 
> most reliable for me, but it won't bloom until late Sept or early Oct.

-- Steve Marak

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