"Nerine" identification

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 05:40:13 PST
Dear Mike and all, 

	Yes the foliage does look quite a bit like L. radiata, but not conclusive from a single pic and without flowers. It is not likely you will get flowers growing these in a pot. Lycoris rarely bloom potted. On the other hand you are right at the brink of hardiness for that species where you live. This Polar Vortex year would probably kill most planted outdoors without a LOT of protection.

	You might get bloom if you move this clump to a MUCH larger tub  - wider AND deeper, but that’s a lot of space in a greenhouse where space is always at a premium.

			Good luck		Jim W. 

On Jan 31, 2019, at 5:26 PM, Michael Kent <kenttoto@gmail.com> wrote:

I received these bulbs (see the picture attached) from a friend a few years
ago. He identified them as "some Nerine, I don't remember which." I had
seen his bulbs blooming previously, but, that was before I got amaryllid
fever, and all I really remember about the bloom is it was small, red and

I have been waiting for my bulbs to bloom so that I could identify the
specific Nerine, but have had no blooms. I recently saw a specimen of
Lycoris radiata at a local conservatory, and realized that the foliage
looked just like my "Nerine." The posted picture of the plant blooming fit
with what I remember of the plant's bloom.

Are there Nerine's that have a lighter green leaf midrib, or is that more
typical of the Lycoris family. I'm suspecting the identification as Nerine
is incorrect because, over this past summer, he had some Hymenocallis
narcissiflora in bloom, and also identified it as "some Nerine."

Thanks for any input.

In the frozen Finger Lakes area, Zone 6A, where it is currently 7 degrees,
and dropping...
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