Mystery Lycoris

Nicholas plummer
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:10:03 PDT
Last summer, I bought a Lycoris squamigera from Tony Avent at one of the
Plant Delights open houses.  The plant is currently blooming, and it's
clear that it is not L. squamigera.  I thought that another customer at the
nursery must have switched tags around, but when I sent a a photo to Tony,
he replied that it didn't match any of the plants they are currently
selling at PDN, and he suspected that it arrived mixed in a batch of L.
squamigera bulbs from the Netherlands.

Photos are here:…

Can anyone speculate on its parentage or identify it as a known clone,
possibly Dutch?

The plant was dormant through the autumn and winter and produced fairly
short lived foliage in Spring. The inflorescence is about 21" (53 cm
tall).  Distance from the green ovary to the tip of a sepal is
approximately 3.5" (8.9 cm), and the natural spread measured from petal tip
to petal tip across the face of the flower is approximately 3.25-3.5" (8-9

Nick Plummer
Durham, NC, USA
USDA Zone 7

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