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Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily)

Electric Blue Spider Lily, Small Pink Spider Lily, Electric Blue Surprise Lily, Tie Dye Surprise Lily


Perfect for the late summer garden, Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider Lily) is a charming bulbous perennial boasting attractive umbels of 4-6 fragrant, trumpet-shaped, pink flowers, up to 2 in. across (5 cm), with 6 slightly reflexed tepals adorned with tie dye blue streaking at their tips. Blooming in late summer to early fall, the blossoms appear on naked stems. The foliage of narrow, strap-shaped, dark green leaves emerges in spring and then dies back in mid-summer. Shorter in stature, Lycoris sprengeri is a lovely flowering bulb of great appeal in the late season borders or containers.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 6-12 in. wide (15-30 cm). Plants will naturalize by bulb-offsets to quickly form small colonies.
  • Best flowering occurs in full sun 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 China

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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
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Lycoris - Spider Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 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, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Lycoris - Spider Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 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, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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