Red Spider Lily Bulbs, Lycoris Radiata, Surprise, Magic Hurricane Lilly
These flowers bloom in late summer or early fall in the South. After the blooms fade, they produce green strap-shaped foliage that lasts through the winter. Bulbs reproduce resulting in clusters of blooms every year until they become too crowded. When they become crowded you can transplant to cover more areas.
The ideal environment is full sun or partial shade, well-drained, medium moisture, organically rich, sandy loam soil that dries out in the summer. These bulbs need to be planted and established before the first hard freeze. Alternatively, they can be stored indoors in an open container or paper bag and planted in the spring. You may also plant them in a container(s) if you prefer. They may not bloom well the first year after transplanting.
Spider Lilies are very hardy and easy to grow in USDA hardiness zones 6 -10. They are naturally pest resistant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant with the neck of the bulb just below the soil surface. Planting too deep will decrease flowering.
Features: Flowering Cultivating Difficulty: Very Easy Season of Interest: Fall, Winter Genus: Amaryllis Growth Habit: Clumping Climate: Humid Subtropical Common Name: Lily Soil Type: Loam Color: Green, Red Life Cycle: Perennial Sunlight: Full Sun, Medium Sun Bulbs: Watering: Light.