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.