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Lycoris radiata/Lycoris

Lycoris radiata / Lycoris radiata
A striking border in full bloom
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A striking border in full bloom

Umbels of flowers borne on leafless stems that appear very quickly in September

A tight cluster of bright orange-red flowers

One of the great heirloom bulbs of the South that naturalize if foliage is not cut during the winter and spring before it matures

A cluster of flowers from several bulbs

Bold colored flowers in early autumn

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Scientific Name: Lycoris radiata
Common Name: Lycoris
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This easy to grow bulb has brilliant red flowers in early fall. Flowers appear a week or two before leaves emerge. Dig and replant bulbs after foliage dies down in late spring.