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Lycoris squamigera is often confused with:
Amaryllis belladonna Amaryllis belladonna
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Allium Alllium
Alstroemeria Alstroemeria
Dianthus chinensis x barbatus Flowers

Surprise Lily Lycoris squamigera

Phonetic Spelling
LY-kor-iss skwah-mih-JER-uh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Resurrection Lily is a perennial bulb in the Amaryllis family. It is one of the hardiest of this group of lilies. The foliage produced in spring dies down before the fragrant, rose-pink, funnel-shaped flowers emerge on tall stems like magic from the ground in late summer to fall.

When planting, bury bulbs to a depth of 8-12 in. and space 6 in. apart.  Grows best in full to PM sun in well-drained fertile soils. Water sparingly during the rest period and moderately when growing. Avoid transplanting as this plant dislikes being disturbed and mulch well over winter.

Semi-hardy (injured below 28ºF) to hardy (injured below 5ºF)

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Tags:
#sun#bulb#poisonous#fall flowers#container plant#pink flowers#partial sun#summer flowers#deer resistant#summer bulbs#fall bulbs#rock gardens#naturalized area
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#bulb#poisonous#fall flowers#container plant#pink flowers#partial sun#summer flowers#deer resistant#summer bulbs#fall bulbs#rock gardens#naturalized area
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lycoris
    Species:
    squamigera
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Deer resistant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3-inch fragrant flowers are rose-pink with purplish veins and funnel-shaped that appear on 2-foot naked stems in late summer to fall. They bloom in groups of 6-8 and have 6 recurved slightly wavy petals and are slightly nodding.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 12 inches long and 1-inch wide gray-green to blue-green strap-like leaves in a basal arrangement appears in the spring, then dies back in summer before the blooms appear.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. Abdominal pain, salivation, shivering, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Lycorine, an alkaloid
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Roots