Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata) for sale

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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 12, 2015 4:11 PM CST
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Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata)
Hardy from zones 7-10, part shade to full sun. The database entry here says Z5, but that conflicts with most other sites regarding this species. I'll warn anyone not in Z7+ that I don't think they're hardy in lower zones, and never saw one until moving to AL from OH.

Offering in batches of 25 for $24 + $6 shipping, $30 total. Each batch will have at least 10 bulbs of blooming size (though I can't guarantee that disturbing won't interfere with the show for 2016.) These go for about $2 each on the name-brand bulb sales websites.

They usually bloom in mid-late September here, reliably every year, are extremely long-lived, and need no care after being put in the ground (which should be done as soon after receiving as possible.) Mature bulbs make baby bulb offsets, so in future years, you should see more blooms from what becomes a thicker patch.

After blooming, there's a short rest period, then the foliage comes up for spring and dies back about 2 months before the blooms show up. Unlike some bulbs that have large, dying foliage after blooming, L. radiata foliage is very small, looks like grass, unobtrusive. They will even bloom in a mowed lawn, as long as the buds aren't mowed-off when they start to emerge.

This is the best time to know where they are to dig them up but leave the longest amount of time to re-adjust before it's time to (hopefully) bloom again...

Send me a private note on here if interested. I have enough to send to several people. Thanks!
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Nov 12, 2015 10:55 PM CST
Good point on the zones. No way this is hardy in Zone 5. I can assure you. :-)
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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LynneHTx
Nov 13, 2015 5:44 AM CST
Hi Tiffany, I've sent you a tree mail. I am interested....Lynne
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Nov 20, 2015 9:45 PM CST
They do great for me in Zone 6A, just so you know.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 21, 2015 5:58 AM CST
Very cool to hear, Lori! How long have you had them?
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
Nov 24, 2015 7:59 PM CST
Hmm, some I have had for about 10 years. The gentleman my mother just married has had his for umteen million years lol. He is 75 and I refuse to ask him how long he has "had" anything as I am afraid he will answer.

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