Lycoris. Was: A Question for the PBS

J.E. Shields
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:02:03 PDT
Hi Anita,

We have had excellent success growing and blooming -- but less success in 
propagating -- LL. chinensis (yellow), longituba (white), and sprengeri 
(pink and blue).  L. caldwellii also does well here.

Some of the Chinese hybrids that Jim Waddick imported ca 10 years ago did 
well, others did not.  Let's wait till next spring to see which are still 
here, since I had to move some of them last summer.

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

At 07:54 AM 7/27/2009 -0700, you wrote:
>I live in Terre Haute, Indiana, zone 5B. I have clay soil and already grow
>lots of Lycoris squamigera which is busy blooming like there's no tomorrow.
>I'd like to know which other members of the Lycoris family might possibly
>grow and do well here.
>Also: I know that some of you nice folks have been busy hybridizing
>Lycoris. I'd love to know the cultivar names of any of the Lycoris hybrids
>I might be able to grow here and who I could buy them from.
>Anita L. Clyburn

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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