Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Lycoris radiata var. pumila 'Red China'
Red China Surprise Lily, Red Spider Lily
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Item #: 9004
Zones: 6a to 10b
Height: 26" tall
Lycoris 'Red China' is a 2010 Plant Delights Nursery introduction from a batch of lycoris that we originally got from China in 2003. These Lycoris radiata var. pumila represent different genetics from the plants typically offered for sale in the US. Lycoris 'Red China' is a mid to late August (NC) cherry-red flowering strain that produces 26" tall green stalks, topped with clusters of 5-6 very narrow-petalled spidery orange red flowers. After flowering, these red surprise lilies rest until the narrow strap-like green leaves emerge in mid-September.
Flower Color: Red
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Fillers
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