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Lycoris radiata (Spider lily, Hurricane lily, Surprise lily)

Lycoris radiata

Botanical Name:    Lycoris radiata

Common Name(s):    Red spider lily,Hurricane Lily

Family:    Amaryllidaceae

Genus:    Lycoris

Species:    Radiata

Plant Type:    Bulb

Height:    12-24 in.(30-60 cm)

Spread:    12-18 in.(30-46 cm)

Bloom Time:    August to September

Bloom Color(s):    Red

Leaves:    Dark green

Range:    China


Lycoris radiata (spider lily, hurricane lily, surprise lily) is a plant in the amaryllis family, It native to China. Spider lily is a bulbous perennial that grows to 12-24 in.(30-60 cm) tall by 12-18 in.(30-46 cm) wide. Bulbs subglobose, 1-3 cm in diameter. The leaves are dark green, narrowly ligulate, about 15 cm long and 0.5 cm wide. The red flowers are arranged in umbels. It blooms in late August or September. It prefers in full sun to part shade, and organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun to part shade

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Organically rich, well-drained soils

Propagation:    Divide bulb