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Lycoris longituba

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycoris (LY-kor-iss) (Info)
Species: longituba (lon-jee-TOO-buh) (Info)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral coriaceous On Jan 22, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Hardy and vigorous to Z5. Flower stems can reach 3 ft or more.

"It is quite variable and a pale yellow form (L. longituba var. flava) has been named, but up to 15 different colors and forms from white to yellow to pink and median shades have been
recognized in China." ---Jim Waddick, Pacific Bulb Society

http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/Lycoris/Garden_L...

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

Lycoris longitube is a nearly white trumpet-form that appears to be quite hardy. It also blooms early, about when L. squamigera blooms in the Midwestern U.S. It's flower form closely resembles that of L. sprengeri.

The wide, strap-like foliage appears in spring.



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