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Spider Lily (red)

Lycoris spp.   
Perennial Sun / Part Shade                             
Ht. 15-24 Spread 6-12                             
Spacing 6-12

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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