Yellow Spider Lily
DetailsSpider Lilies are often referred to as 'Hurricane Flowers' Lycoris aurea bulbs bloom in late summer with large, showy yellow flowers on sturdy stems. After flowering is done, the strap-like leaves emerge in fall. Deer resistant and long lived, Lycoris resents transplanting and will take a couple of years to re-establish themselves before flowering resumes. But these gorgeous, long-lived bulbs are well worth the wait!
|Common Name||Yellow Spider Lily|
|Botanical Name||Lycoris aurea|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||12-24" tall|
|Bulb Size||10-12 cm|
|Bulb Spacing||1 bulb per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Plant 5" deep|
|Bloom Time||Late summer|
|Soil Type||Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage|
|Additional Information||Hardy in zones 5-10|
|Ideal Region||Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2017 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2017.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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