Lycoris x straminea 'Caldwell's Original'
Caldwell's Original Surprise Lily
Item #: 5196
Zones: 7a to 9b
Height: 26" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(aka: Lycoris x houdyshelii) We are very pleased to offer Lycoris x straminea 'Caldwell's Original'...a naturally occurring hybrid of Lycoris radiata x Lycoris chinensis. 'Caldwell's Original' bursts out of the ground in mid-August with 26" tall chartreuse stalks, each bearing 6-8 frilly, creamy yellow flowers that take on a pink cast as they age...very showy! The October sprouting foliage holds up through the winter as though it isn't even cold...unlike any other Lycoris x straminea clones we grow. Consequently, flowering is extremely good each summer...a truly superb surprise lily.