Bulbs forum: Lycoris squamigera (naked ladies, resurrection lily, surprise lily)

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Name: UrbanWild
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UrbanWild
May 17, 2017 5:20 PM CST
I just received a small bag of Lycoris squamigera (naked ladies, resurrection lily, surprise lily, magic lily).

I have been creating beds with living mulches like sedums, ice plants, & thyme. I have heard these lilies are pretty stout. Would they be stout enough to force their way up through sedum tiles? If not, any of the others above?
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jmorth
May 21, 2017 2:33 PM CST
Magic lilies have a lot of spring foliage which disappears in summer; scapes pop up around Aug. 1st (here) all by themselves. I don't know about through a heavy bed of ground cover sedum. I believe the scapes might have but little problem, I don't know about the spring leaves though.
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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
May 21, 2017 10:55 PM CST
I should say btw, that the sedum tiles have had the coir layer removed prior to planting...so just sedums & soil.
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
May 22, 2017 7:23 AM CST
I have never grown them, but if you can make some holes in the sedum cover, it might be worth a try?
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