Lycoris sprengeri

Tie Dye Surprise Lily

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Item #: 3821

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy: Summer

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

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

Lycoris sprengeri is a great plant for you '60s throwbacks! What a riotous surprise awaits you next August from this fabulous and easy-to-grow Chinese surprise lily. Lycoris sprengeri is found on moist slopes and in bamboo groves in the Anhui, Hubei, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang Provinces of China. In late summer, the dormant bulb gives rise to 5-7 dark pink, lily-like flowers atop 18" tall stems. Each pink petal is carefully painted with an electric blue overlay that is more prominent toward the tip...a truly surreal color combination. The new foliage emerges in early March (NC) and grows until going dormant in late May. Enjoy a mass planting of Lycoris sprengeri and you'll think you're on one of those trips where you don't have to leave the farm!