Lycoris squamigera & Amaryllis belladonna

Jonathan Knisely
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 08:56:39 PDT
Before this topic fades away, I wanted to share back with interested PBS
subscribers that I checked with my sister, who lives in Sebastopol,
California (the namesake of the one that used to be in Ukraine) about
whether or not she has seen Lycoris squamigera blooming there.  She and I
have previously communicated about Amaryllis belladonna and how I wished I
could grow it in Connecticut.  She states that Lycoris squamigera does
bloom there, and that its blooming signals the end of summer locally (kind
of like goldenrod (Solidago spp) elsewhere in North America.  She sent me a
few pictures of it that she snapped with her mobile phone that are in bloom
now as documentation.  Now's the time, if anyone wants to make the trip to
see them there.

Jonathan Knisely
New Haven, CT 06511



That's worth checking into. Sebastopol may have one of the highest
concentrations of Amaryllis belladonna in Sonoma County but I have
yet to see any Lycoris squamigera flowering there.


At 07:26 AM 7/31/2014, you wrote:

I wonder if the Robinetts grew Lycoris squamigera up in Sebastopol,

CA, where it does dip into the teens Fahrenheit.  I imagine one

could see it and Amaryllis belladonna side-by-side there.

Shawn Pollard

Yuma, AZ

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