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Lycoris aurea

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycoris (LY-kor-iss) (Info)
Species: aurea (AW-re-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 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)
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:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive MikeyToo On Sep 18, 2010, MikeyToo from Cypress, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I'm glad I put a marker in the soil where I planted this bulb because it did not do anything the first year and then several days ago I noticed the stalk growing out of the ground and it is now in full bloom.

Positive vossner On Sep 6, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Seems like I waited eons for this plant to bloom. Planted in part sun, about 3-4 years ago, blooming in 2010 for the first time.

Positive QueenB On Oct 9, 2005, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

They didn't bloom the first year I had them, but really surprised me last fall when they came up. I had forgotten I planted them! This year they've come back even better, with taller stalks and bigger flowers. So far, these have bloomed in early October for me each time. These were recovered from an abandoned homesite by a friend.

Regional...

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

Tempe, Arizona
Cypress, California
Eudora, Kansas
Gonzales, Louisiana
Pineville, Louisiana
Clara, Mississippi
Dudley, North Carolina
Liberty, North Carolina
Walterboro, South Carolina
Corpus Christi, Texas
Fate, Texas
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Richmond, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Shepherd, Texas



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