Lycoris chinensis

Fred Biasella
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:10:54 PDT
Hello All,

Same here in Cambridge MA. I have a nice clump of L. chinensis with several strong scapes and just Like Jim's, they  have a beautiful dark yellow color. I'm on the lookout for L. squamigera & sprengeri to pop out of the soil any time now. I also have a small clump of L. radiata that persists in the open garden but sadly doesn't flower. It does hold on to its leaves even in the harshest of winters but I would love to see it flower.

Warm Regards,

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From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Jim McKenney
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Subject: [pbs] Lycoris chinensis

I'm really enjoying the flowering of Lycoris chinensis this week.When the scape first appeared and the buds began to emerge, they were white, greenish white. At that point I assumed that it was L. longituba. A day or two later, I thought I noticed a very vague flush of pale yellow. At that point I revised my opinion and decided it was one of the pale yellowish-white forms of L. longituba. The next day more yellow was evident, and I began thinking it was a longituba-chinensis hybrid. By the time the first flower began to open, it was obvious that the entire flower would be yellow. Each day since, the color has intensified, and now it's a solid chrome yellow.I've posted some pictures of the flowers here:
My Virtual Maryland Garden: Lycoris chinensis

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Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Lycoris × squamigera is popping up here and there in local gardens.

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