All Things Gardening forum: Yellow Nerines?

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Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Phenolic
Apr 29, 2017 7:24 PM CST
I have recently noticed wholesalers and mail order companies (Van Noort and Botanus) selling "Nerine aurea" or a yellow Guernsy lily, while using a picture that looks suspiciously like a yellow Lycoris (L. aurea, L. chinensis, or L. traubii) in the catalogue. As far as I'm aware Nerine comes in shades of pink, red or salmon, but never true yellow. Is this a case of misidentification or do some companies intentionally invent new species to push plants out as novelties?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 30, 2017 11:14 PM CST
Your suspicions are right:

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