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Lycoris spp.      (li-KO-ris)     

Perennial           Sun / Part Shade    Height 15 - 24 inches     Spread 6 -12 inches  Spacing 6 - 12 inches


HABIT:              Clusters of purple, red, pink, white or yellow summer flowers. Lycoris radiata is the red spider lily. Lycoris squamigera is the trumpet-shaped pink belladonna lily that blooms in late summer to early fall. Lycoris africana is bright yellow. Lycoris x albiflora is the white fall spider lily.

CULTURE:        Plant bulbs from spring through late summer. May not bloom the first fall. Narrow leaves appear in spring but die down before the plant blooms.

USES:              Perennial summer color.

PROBLEMS:     Cutworms, loopers, and other caterpillars.

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