Lycoris chinensis

Jim McKenney
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 07:41:45 PDT
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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