A Lycoris Question

kellso@irvincentral.com kellso@irvincentral.com
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 05:54:52 PDT
Dear Anita:

You will get only one stalk per "nose". An offset can remain attached  
to the mother bulb for a long time, though, and I'm not sure it has to  
be all that old to bloom, since it's still sharing energy with the  
larger bulb. Lycoris bulbs can get crowded enough to affect bloom  
quality, but you don't need to dig and divide for 7-10 years after  
initial planting.

Quoting "by way of Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org>"  

> I've noticed that several of my pink Lycoris bulbs are putting up two
> bloomstalks this year. Is this because the bulb itself has gotten large
> enough to do so or is it because an offset is also sending up a bloomstalk?
> I'm too chicken to dig one of them up to find out, so thought I'd ask.
> Thanks,
> Anita Clyburn
> Terre Haute, IN
> Zone 5B and pure clay.
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