Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Spider Lily, Surprise Lily, Tie Dye Surprise Lily
Lycoris sprengeri

bookmark
Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycoris (LY-kor-iss) (Info)
Species: sprengeri (SPRENG-er-ee) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

31 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By DiOhio
Thumbnail #1 of Lycoris sprengeri by DiOhio

By DiOhio
Thumbnail #2 of Lycoris sprengeri by DiOhio

By laurawege
Thumbnail #3 of Lycoris sprengeri by laurawege

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral tcfromky On Oct 25, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Lycoris sprengeri is a smaller flower than the others Lycoris flowering bulbs, but has a much more vivid color scheme of pinkish-purplish background color on the petals, but with an electric blue highlights. It's form is not as "spider-like" as some of the other Lycoris.

Regional...

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

Chester, Arkansas
De Queen, Arkansas
Homosassa, Florida
Orange Lake, Florida
Moline, Illinois
Louisville, Kentucky
Plain Dealing, Louisiana
Wayland, Massachusetts
Glouster, Ohio
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Fate, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Blacksburg, Virginia



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America