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Lycoris longituba
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Lycoris longituba

Long Tube Surprise Lily

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Item #: 3819

Zones: 5a to 8b, at least

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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Originating from the Jiangsu and Anhui Provinces of China, Lycoris longituba most closely resembles a dwarf formosa lily, except without the foliage-clothed stalk. A 30" tall flowering stalk arises in August, topped with large clusters of pure white lily-like flowers. The glaucous foliage of Lycoris longituba emerges in late winter/early spring and goes dormant in late spring/early summer. For us, the long tubed surprise lily has proven to be one of the most winter hardy of all lycoris species and particularly easy to grow.