Jim McK: My observations of the spring foliage Lycoris would be in close agreement though I would not yet err on the side of continual moisture during dormancy, because I suspect this makes for uneven blooming (which I am experiencing so far this season). Not quite sure. Most of the semi-hardy fall foliage Lycoris are not well endowed in the bulb department, so I'm fairly confident they benefit at least from a great amount of moisture while in foliage. As dormant Lycoris don't lose their roots, I believe a certain minimum amount of moisture is necessary during dormancy to maintain bulb health. Bottom line, I don't believe in any benefit from drought conditions. If no rain or irrigation occurs after about 6 weeks during dormant season, I believe my Lycoris suffer damage (shrinkage) and the bloom is negatively affected. -- Mr. Kelly M. Irvin 10850 Hodge Ln Gravette, AR 72736 USA Home Phone: 479-787-9958 USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelly.m.irvin On 8/6/15 3:19 PM, Jim McKenney wrote: > All of this suggests to me that generous summer water during their dormancy might be good for these plants.