Lycoris africana /Golden Hurricane Lily

Lycoris africana  / Lycoris africana
Flowers borne on two foot stalks in September
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Flowers borne on two foot stalks in September

A single stalk with multiple flowers

Typical gold colored flowers

Flowers borne on leafless stalks

Two flowering scapes

A flowering scape with six florets

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Scientific Name: Lycoris africana
Common Name: Golden Hurricane Lily
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: A surpise when the golden yellow flowers appear in early fall followed by green foliage that persist over winter. Foliage can be damaged by hard freeze, in which case the plant may not flower the following year. Foliage dies down in late spring. Divide and replant bulbs in late spring as the foliage dies back.