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

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

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Liberty, North Carolina

Glouster, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Fate, Texas

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Blacksburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.