Lycoris Red Spider Lily Description for Golden Spider
Lycoris Red Spider Lily The bulb growing just below the surface of the ground, fleshy flower stalks sprout. The flowers of L. aurea are held in a circular truss. After the flowers fade, several somewhat fleshy broad leaves sprout from the bulb.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|spider lily, naked lily, surprise lily, golden hurricane lily||Red||Fall||18 to 24 inches||Easy to grow|
Lycoris is a genus in the Amaryllidaceae family from eastern Asia, mainly China and Japan. They are dormant in summer, bloom in fall, and then grow in autumn, winter, and spring. Most grow best in the ground and they need summer warmth and some summer moisture to bloom well. Seeds are hard, black, and round. Seeds should be planted as fresh as possible (best planted immediately after harvest). Push the seeds down half-way into a moist planting medium. The seeds usually sprout quickly, but Sue Madison found that peeling off the black seed coat helps the seeds germinate. In colder areas with freezing temperatures, keep the seed pots in a cold frost-free greenhouse. Lycoris chinensis should germinate in spring. It is best to keep the seedlings in growth for as long as possible until they are large enough to be in their own pots. This can be accomplished by growing them indoors under lights. It takes a long time from seed to bloom, often as long as 5 years, so they are often propagated by division of the bulbs
Planting and care
Spider Lily Keep planting depth up to 3 to 4 inches.
|Full sun to partial shade||Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil||Water lightly until top growth emerges, then average during the active growth cycle.||16 to 24 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
- After planting, water well to settle the soil around the bulbs.
- Place your container where it will get full to three-quarters day direct sun if you are growing them in containers.
- Water is needed during active growth periods.