Lycoris radiata 'Fireworks'
Double-flower Dwarf Surprise Lily, Red Spider Lily
Item #: 8921
Zones: 6b to 9b, at least
Height: 15" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(aka: Lycoris radiata 'Plenum') Oh my! You've got to hand it to those Japanese nurserymen who have an amazing penchant for discovering the most unique horticultural treasures. Lycoris radiata 'Fireworks' is a double-flowered selection of surprise lily, whose flowers appear seemingly overnight atop the 15" tall stalks in September. To us, the flower heads of Lycoris radiata 'Fireworks' resemble a young Phyllis Diller...does anyone remember Phyllis? After flowering, the dark green, deer-resistant basal leaves emerge in October (NC), and remain evergreen until late spring when they go dormant. If these float your proverbial boat, you're horticulturally sunk.