Lycoris Sanguinea - ORANGE SPIDER LILY
Lycoris Sanguinea - ORANGE SPIDER LILY
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Lycoris Sanguinea is a spring foliage type and therefore should be cold-hardy at least to zone 6, maybe colder with mulch. Its native habitat is the moist, wooded slopes of Japan. It should be given a cool, shady spot in hot climates. Lycoris Sanginea blooms in mid summer, earlier than the red Lycoris Radiata. Although tollerant of dry periods, it does best with regular moisture. As with all Lycoris, I recommend that you plant shallowly, with the top of the bulb close to the surface. The top will remain dormant until spring, but planting earlier will give a chance for roots to establish themselves.

These bulbs are about the circumference of a nickel and an inch or more tall. This is a full size bulb for this small species. 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 blooming in late summer.

Plant in partial to full shade, in well drained humus soil.  Plant, 1-2 inches deeper than the top of the bulb as soon as possible so roots can start getting established. The bulbs will pull themselves down to their ideal dept. DO NOT plant more than 2 inches deeper than the top of the bulb as the bulb will expend all it's energy making another bulb on top of the existing bulb. Water thoroughly when first planted then soak twice a month if you don't have regular rain fall.

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