Lycoris sprengeri 'Rhythm and Blues'

Rhythm and Blues Surprise Lily

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Item #: 12129

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy: Summer

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

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

Lycoris sprengeri 'Rhythm and Blues' is 2019 Plant Delights/Juniper Level Botanic Garden introduction of a Phil Adams cross of typical Lycoris sprengeri and the original type specimen of Lycoris haywardii, which we now know to be Lycoris sprengeri 'Hayward'. The result is a lovely plant that sends up 20" tall cinnamon-colored stalks in mid-August (NC). The stalks are topped with 5-6, medium pink flowers, whose petals are slightly narrower than typical Lycoris sprengeri, and tipped with a soft blue blush.