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Surprise Lily

Botanical Name
Lycoris squamigera
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
9
Height
18 to 24 inches
Width
18 to 24 inches
Flowers
Mid to late summer: lily-like rose-lilac to pink, 3 to 4 inches, fragrant
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Medium, well-drained, kept dry during dormant period
Planting & Care
  • Plant bulbs 5 to 6 inches deep and 6 inches apart
  • Mulch in winter
  • Naturalizes by offsets
  • Provide even moisture, plants benefit from soils that remain relativiely dry during the summer
  • Strap-like foliage in spring that dies back in summer
  • Site plants near the back of the border or interplant with perennials to mask declining foliage
Problems
None serious

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