Lycoris Lady Killer
Lycoris Lady Killer
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Pastel Pink.  The strongest growing and fastest multiplying of our imports from Japan.  Although we did not have many to start, we now have enough to share!  Tends to leaf out in late fall for us, but it might wait until spring in colder climates.  Hardiness tests are pending in zone 5.  Tends to stay in leaf into the summer, longer than any other variety, which perhaps accounts for its strong performance.  Sets occasional seeds.

Stated Origin: sprengeri x garnet ring

September flowers
Late autumn leaves

After more than a decade we are finally able to offer some new Japanese Lycoris.  We found an extensive collection with an older couple and communicated through the help of some Japanese friends.  No new bulbs will be available next year, and I would not be supprised if we cannot get these again.  These hybrids are largely the result of Dr Hirao's work, started in calaboration with Sam Caldwell in the 1960's.  This is the first time these have been offered commercially in the US. 

Although tollerant of lengthy dry periods, Lycoris do best with regular moisture, even during summer dormancy. As with all Lycoris, I recommend that you plant shallowly, with the top of the bulb close to the surface.  Early planting while temperatures are still warm will give a chance for roots to establish themselves.  When possible we send bulbs with roots.
Although we take care to send the freshest bulbs possible, it is common for Lycoris to sulk for a year or so after transplanting before gracing us with their summer blooms. This gives all the more reason to get them planted now, rather than put it off for another year.

Quantity Price
1 - 2
$32.00 $28.00
$29.00 $25.00

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