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2 Lycoris Incarnata Peppermint SPIDER LILY Rare Bulb~Heat & Cold hardy~Fragrant

2 Lycoris Incarnata Peppermint SPIDER LILY Rare Bulb~Heat & Cold hardy~Fragrant

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Lycoris Incarnata
Peppermint Spider Lily
Striped Lily

Lycoris Incarnata is a spring foliage type and should be hardy to zone 5. It also grows well in warm climates. Its natural habitat is the moist, wooded slopes of China. Blooms mid summer, earlier than the red Lycoris Radiata. It is believed to be a natural hybrid involving Lycoris Sprengeri (the Tie Die Lycoris) and the robust growing Lycoris Longituba (white trumpet shaped flowers). The large flowers are white with pink stripes, and make a wonderful cut flower. It enjoys summer heat during dormancy.

It has naturalized throughout the Midwest and Upper South, where it is affectionately called the "Naked Lady" lily. For this reason it is often confused with Amaryllis Belladonna, which is the "Naked Lady" of the warmer and dryer Western US. If your winters are cold or your summers are wet, you want Lycoris Squamigera, not Amaryllis Belladonna.

Although tolerant of lengthy dry periods, it does best with regular moisture, even during summer dormancy. As with all Lycoris, I recommend that you plant shallowly, with the top of the bulb close to the surface. The top will remain dormant until spring, but planting earlier will give a chance for roots to establish themselves.

These bulbs vary in size depending what we dig up, but are about 2/3 of an inch across. They are on sale because they have multiplied well for us. Although we take care to send the freshest bulbs possible, it is common for Lycoris to sulk for a year or so after transplanting before gracing us with their summer blooms. This gives all the more reason to get them planted this year, rather than put it off for another year.

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