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Spider Lily

Botanical Name
Lycoris radiata
Min Zone
6
Max Zone
10
Height
1 to 2 feet
Width
12 to 18 inches
Flowers
August to September: red, tepals are reflexed and wavy, very long stamens resembling spider legs
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Best flowering in part shade
  • Plant bulbs 9 inches apart in fall, keeping 1/4 of the neck exposed
  • Plants will naturalize by offsets forming small colonies over time
  • It is best to leave plants left undisturbed
  • Strap-like foliage emerges in fall after flowering and remains until late spring
  • Provide even moisture, plants to benefit from soils that remain relatively dry during the summer
Problems
None serious

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