Long Tube Surprise Lily (Lycoris longituba) in the Surprise Lilies (Lycoris) Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 25, 2012 3:37 AM

Lycoris longitube is a nearly white trumpet-form that is quite hardy. It blooms early, about the time L. squamigera blooms in zones 5 and 6.

The wide, strap-like foliage appears in spring. There are light pink forms and pale yellow forms, possibly due to past hybridization with sprengeri or chinensis.

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July Bulbous Blooms by tggfisk Aug 3, 2011 3:24 PM 179

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