Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Lycoris x rosea 'Matchsticks'
Matchsticks Surprise Lily
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Item #: 13562
Zones: 7a to 9b
Height: 18" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Lycoris x rosea 'Matchsticks' is a 2020 Plant Delights Nursery/JLBG introduction of a unique Sam Caldwell hybrid of Lycoris x rosea that we acquired as Lycoris radiata 'Dark Red'. While the flowers open a dark cranberry-scarlet, they soon take on the blue petal tips indicative of a cross with Lycoris sprengeri. Plants like this were referred to by Caldwell as Lycoris x jacksoniana, an invalid name referring to his hybrids of Lycoris radiata x sprengeri that had been backcrossed again with Lycoris radiata. This highly prized selection produces 18" tall stalks in mid- August with the dazzling flower clusters. It has taken us 8 years to build up enough stock to share for the first time.
Flower Color: Multicolor , Pink
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Fillers
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