Perfect for the late summer garden, Lycoris squamigera (Resurrection Lily) is a bulbous perennial boasting large, fragrant flowers resembling those of Naked Ladies (Amaryllis belladona). They feature 4-7 trumpet-shaped, rosy pink flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), with a touch of lavender lining the petal edges and tips. Blooming in late summer to early fall, the blossoms appear on naked stems. The foliage of strap-shaped, dark green leaves with a hint of blue, emerges in spring and then dies back in early summer. The most cold hardy of all Lycoris species, Lycoris squamigera is a lovely flowering bulb, a real showstopper, when grown in clusters, in the sunny border or containers. It will bring many years of pleasure and plenty of compliments on your garden. It is also an excellent cut flower, which just gives it one more positive feature.
- Grows up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm). Plants will naturalize by bulb-offsets to quickly form small colonies.
- Best flowering occurs in full sun to part shade in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil that dries out in summer. Water lightly until top growth emerges, then moderately during its growing period. Protect in colder areas with a deep, dry mulch over winter. In areas with wet summers grow as a container plant.
- This plant deserves a prime spot in beds and borders and is well suited for cottage gardens or large containers. Plant in groups of 3-5 minimum for best visual impact.
- Virtually pest and disease free. Deer resistant and attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds!
- Plants are best left undisturbed in the soil.
- Native to Japan