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Lycoris radiata (Red Spider Lily)

Red Spider Lily, Spider Lily, Red Magic Lily, Red Surprise Lily, Equinox Flower


Perfect for the late summer garden, Lycoris radiata (Red Spider Lily) is a bulbous perennial boasting eye-catching umbels of 4-6 brilliant coral-red flowers with a golden sheen, adorned with elegantly curled petals and exceptionally long stamens. 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 after flowering and persists all winter long, fading in late spring. Lycoris radiata is a lovely flowering bulb, adding vibrancy to the waning fall landscape.

  • Grows up to 12-24 in. tall (30-60 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). Plants will naturalize by bulb-offsets to quickly form small colonies.
  • Best flowering occurs in 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. Tolerates full sun.
  • 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 6 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
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 6 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
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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