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Lycoris - Spider Lilies

Lycoris (Spider Lilies) are striking bulbous perennials boasting showy umbels of funnel-shaped flowers on naked stems in late summer and early fall. Most species have blooms with narrow, strap-like petals and extremely long stamens resembling graceful eyelashes. The leaves and flowers refuse to appear together. Linear or strap-shaped, the foliage emerges in spring or in fall (in mild-winter areas) and dies down in summer. Easy to grow, deer resistant, these naked ladies deserve an invitation to your garden party.

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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.

Lycoris albiflora (White Spider Lily)

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.

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Lycoris aurea (Golden Spider Lily)

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.

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Lycoris radiata (Red Spider Lily)

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.

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Lycoris sprengeri (Electric Blue Spider 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.

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Lycoris squamigera (Resurrection Lily)

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.

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