Lycoris radiata

Red Spiderlily, Lily

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: BLYRE

Clusters of coral red flowers with re-curved petals burst forth like brilliant fireworks atop leafless stems in early September through mid October. Strap-like foliage forms after flowers fade and persists throughout the winter months then disappears in summer. Superb cut flowers. 1 bulb per bag. Bulb size 10/12 cm.


Type: Bulbs
Height: Medium 18"
Spacing: Plant 8" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 6-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Red/Burgundy

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Lycoris General Information

The foliage will die back long before the blooms appear, almost like 'magic'. Flowers that bloom on naked stems last forever in the garden and in the vase.

Lycoris Plant Care

Space 8" apart. Plant 4-6" deep. Bulbs do not like being disturbed and may take a season before they bloom in their new home.