Plant Family / Lycoris - Spider Lilies
A member of the Amaryllis family, Lycoris (Spider Lilies) are striking bulbous perennials boasting showy umbels of funnel-shaped flowers on naked stems in late summer and early fall. Appearing almost magically since there is no foliage to indicate where their bulb has been planted, they pop out of the ground in a pretty array of bright colors and last about 2 weeks.
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.
Perfect for the late summer garden, Lycoris aurea (Golden Spider Lily) is a bulbous perennial boasting eye-catching umbels of 5-6 wavy-margined, golden-yellow flowers, adorned with elegantly curled petals and protruding stamens. Each umbel can be up to 8 in. across (20 cm) with any given flower about half that size.
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.
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.