Fast Lycoris report

James Waddick
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:44:01 PDT
Dear Rick,

	Not sure of specifics, but I think L. squamigera is the hardiest of the genus so survival in MN seems likely. Both chinensis and longituba are definitely less hardy, but if planted in  a protected spot and perhaps deeper, you mgiht have better results.

	Now is a good time to dig and plant deeper.		Good luck		Jim W. 

On Aug 19, 2016, at 9:05 PM, wrote:

Here in zone 4 just west of Minneapolis, L. squamigera is the only one
that does well.  I've had plenty of rain throughout the season and bloom
is normal.  I still have one L. chinensis that peaks out in the spring
with several 8-10 inch leaves, surviving for seven years with only a few
inches of mulch.  This is the last of several I received from James
Waddick.  (Never bloomed, not surprisingly)  I also have several L.
radiata here, never able to really cope with the whacky climate here
compared to what it needs.  But they are still here, just surviving,
unprotected in the ground for eleven years.  Five plants, out of about 20
original bulbs.
Rick Rodich
just west of Minneapolis, MN
zone 4

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