What to do with potted Lycoris radiata

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:41:46 PDT
Lycoris in general do poorly in pots. PERIOD.

Lycoris hate to get summer baking  PERIOD

	My suggestion - Plant in a semi-shady spot and water well. Cross fingers. 

	Since Jan is in Zone 8, I also suggest shallow planting - barely cover the bulb or no more than an inch of soil over top of bulb.

	Wait.			Good luck		Jim w. 

On Aug 20, 2016, at 4:30 PM, Leo Martin <stnalpsoel@gmail.com> wrote:

Jan wrote

> So I bought Lycoris radiata from Brent and Becky's this spring. Planted
> them in a pot and kept them pretty dry.... The bulbs are firm and appear
> rooted.... should I...

I would put them in the ground right now, this weekend, and water them
regularly. The best time to move them is when they have roots but no tops.
If you gently shake them to separate them without breaking roots, you can
put them in different places. If you want them to remain together as a
clump, you can do that, as well.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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