White Spider Lily (Lycoris x albiflora) in the Surprise Lilies (Lycoris) Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Lycoris x albiflora Accepted
Lycoris x elsiae Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of Lycoris are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Some lycoris produce fertile seed and some do not. Hybrid plants may not produce fertile seed or the seedlings may not resemble the parent.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Plant the neck of bulbs just below ground surface. Plant 3-5 bulbs per sq. ft. in well-drained soil. Bulbs do not like transplanting and can take a year to settle in, so it's good to select a permanent home for them.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Parentage: Lycoris radiata x L. traubii

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Australis On January 26, 2017 Potted up
Australis On January 25, 2017 Obtained plant
Purchased from Tonkin's Bulbs.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Can I x breed surprise lilies with other lilies? Should I plant them in fall? by SonoveShakespeare Apr 30, 2018 7:39 PM 9
Have a long list of wants and some things to trade for them. by daylilly99 Oct 15, 2016 4:02 PM 2

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