Lycoris in Maryland & KC

Tony Avent
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:29:12 PDT

I've been thinking about your orange about L. sanguinea x L. chinensis instead of L. incarnata.  I've can't find anyone who could get L. incarnata to set seed or who found the pollen any good.  Whatever it is, it's darn nice.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
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Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 12:10 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Lycoris in Maryland & KC

One of the members of our local rock garden group is a Lycoris enthusiast. He has obtained plants from all of the usual suspects (Chen Yi, Brent & Becky, Tony, Jim Waddick and others) and each year the variety of bloom gets better.

Please take a look here:

Dear Jim Mc,
        Nice pix. Only one seems 'iffy' that's your L. straminea.
Just can't see it close enough to confirm ID.  Other wise all good guesses

        Here's some pix taken this season in my garden - all pix are in vaguely chronological order.…

        You do not need to be a member to look at this public link.
All are named.

        Nos 54 and 55 are a very interesting hybrid that looks like a late blooming sibling to L. squamigera. Very subdued, but quite nice.
As I mentioned earlier here's juts a few of the L. caldwellii going strong now at the end.

                Still Lycoris season in KC.             Best    Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
        Summer 100F +

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