Mystery Lycoris

Peter Franks
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:48:51 PDT
Hi Nick

I think your lycoris resembles L. x chejuensis…

Try comparing your image with the one on the right under no. 7 in the link
I've given

Your blooms are a little paler but there are similarities

I'll be interested to know what you think


Peter Franks sunny Sydney, Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Nicholas
Sent: Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:10 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Mystery Lycoris

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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