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Lycoris radiata 'Fireworks'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Lycoris radiata 'Fireworks'

Double-flower Dwarf Surprise Lily

Item #: 8921

Zones: 6b to 9b, at least

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

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

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