Magic Lily

Magic Lily Lycori

Lycoris squamigera A lush crop of leaves emerges in early spring bringing hopes of flowers, but one is soon distracted by early daffodils. The leaves die back, leaving nothing. Then, suddenly, around mid August, the 18–24" flowerstalk emerges from the ground and quickly blooms. Fragrant pink-mauve lily-like flowers are 3–4" long with slightly recurved tips. Almost tropical looking, they’re great planted among daylilies or hostas, so the flower stalk rises up among the foliage. My neighbors have a thriving patch in Zone 5. The most cold-hardy lycoris, but Joanna’s patch in Zone 3 blooms only every few years. Z5-9, 18–24". LSu. 10-12cm. BACK!

6622 Magic Lily
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Additional Information

Miscellaneous Bulbs

is the name the Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in Holland (Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur, or KAVB) gives to this large group of flowers. The expensive catalogs call them specialty or accent bulbs; some call them minor or dwarf bulbs (even though some of the fritillaries are huge!); Louise Beebe Wilder covered most of them in her 1936 classic Adventures with Hardy Bulbs. Whatever you call them, most are uncommonly sweet, delicate, colorful, and completely welcome in spring.

Descriptions and Codes

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