Golden Spider Lily
Lycoris traubii

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycoris (LY-kor-iss) (Info)
Species: traubii (TRAUB-ee-eye) (Info)
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Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lake City, Florida

Panama City, Florida

Thomasville, Georgia

Fate, Texas

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 12, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This Lycoris species was identified by Hayward in 1959 and is native to Taiwan. This species is similar to Lycoris aurea but with several notable differences. Lycoris traubii is hardier than Lycoris aurea and the shiny lanceolate leaves appear about a month later. Height of bloom stalk on Lycoris traubii is 2' and it blooms here in October. Notice how the blooms are held at a 90 degree angle out to the side in my picture? This distinguishes this heirloom species from Lycoris aurea (much more commonly grown) which has narrower flower petals (as well as earlier emerging leaves) than Lycoris traubii which is the true Southern heirloom. Lycoris traubii is also a cadmium yellow and never turns golden or orange as it fades. Recommended for growing in zones 7-9.

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