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Lycoris albiflora (White Spider Lily)

White Spider Lily, White September, White Hurricane Lily, White Lycoris


Perfect for the late summer garden, Lycoris albiflora (White Spider Lily) is a bulbous perennial boasting eye-catching umbels of 6-8 glistening white flowers, adorned with elegantly curled petals and exceptionally long stamens. Each petal may display a narrow creamy-pink stripe down its center, fading to white with age. Blooming in late summer to early fall, the blossoms appear on naked stems. The foliage of strap-shaped, dark green leaves emerges in the fall, after flowering, and persists all winter long, dying down in the spring. Lycoris albiflora is a lovely flowering bulb, adding sparkles to the waning fall landscape. Excellent as cut flower too.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • Best flowering occurs in full sun to light 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

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A member of the Amaryllis family, Lycoris (Spider Lilies) are striking bulbous perennials, appearing almost magically in late summer and early fall. Easy to grow, they will bring many years of pleasure and plenty of compliments on your garden - provided some basic rules are respected.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Lycoris - Spider Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Lycoris - Spider Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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