Lycoris is an incredibly tough plant with extraordinary blooms that have inspired legends. Their appearance in the fall months is a welcome spot of color at a time when many plants are preparing to go dormant.
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.
Yellow spider lily, naked lily, surprise lily, golden hurricane lily
18 to 24 inches
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Avoid keeping in the scorching sun
After planting, water well for a few weeks until the roots are established
Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring or flowering season
Remove dead and damaged plant parts
Reduce watering in the extreme winter
Wait until the soil feels dry to touch
Lycoris Radiata care
Keep planting depth up to 3 to 4 inches
Select a site that gets full sun
For dependable blooms, lilies need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day
If it is too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over
Dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots
Firm the soil around the crown, pressing down with both hands
Plant in the early spring or in the early fall
Add organic compost to the soil before planting
Space the bulbs 10 to 18 inches apart and 1 inch deep
Daylilies do very well when planted outdoors
They are not fussy about soil, they can tolerate shade, and they are naturally resistant to insects
Full sun to partial shade
Water lightly until top growth emerges, then average during the active growth cycle.
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
16 to 24 degrees C
Use any organic fertilizer
Lycoris Radiata special feature
Lycoris Radiata uses
They are suitable for flower beds and pots as well
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do lycoris radiata grow?
On average lycoris radiata grows 18 to 24 inches
What color are lycoris radiata?
A lycoris radiata plant bears flowers of color Red
How hard is lycoris radiata to grow?
A lycoris radiata is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a lycoris radiata need?
A lycoris radiata prefers Full sun to partial shade
How much water does a lycoris radiata need?
A lycoris radiata prefers watering Water lightly until top growth emerges, then average during the active growth cycle.