First lycoris radiata of the season

Tony Avent
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:43:32 PDT
We have an early flowering form of L. radiata that we named L. 'Fourth of July'.  It is usually in flower for us in early July.  This year, it is much later, just now coming into flower.  We cannot flower L. sanguinea here due to a lack of adequate chilling.

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From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Jim McKenney
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:37 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] First lycoris radiata of the season

Nick, are you sure it's not Lycoris sanguinea? That species is blooming now here in the greater Washington, D.C. area (right, Chris?).Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone7, where Lycoris chinensis (or a chinensis hybrid, from Jim Waddick in 2008) is blooming.

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