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PlantFiles: Surprise Lily
Lycoris 'Flaming Dragon'

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycoris (LY-kor-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Flaming Dragon

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Category:
Bulbs
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive bulbmeister On Jul 19, 2011, bulbmeister from Gravette, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

A surprise lily with highly desirable and striking bloom color. I have reported that it is adapted to my zone 6b winter, but this is by using a foliage protector, whether as a spray or winter house style covering. Without protection, it needs to be in zone 7 or warmer.

Regional...

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

Gravette, Arkansas
Eden, Texas



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