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Lycoris radiata * Red Spider Lily, Red Magic Lily, Corpse Flower, Equinox Flower

Lycoris radiata is a spectacular bulb for naturalizing when conditions are right. Lycoris radiata produces leaves in the winter. The leaves disappear as the weather warms in the Spring. The Red Spider Lily blooms in the late Summer and into Fall producing red flowers on 1 foot tall leafless stalks. The Red Spider Lily requires decent drainage and the plants do best in an undisturbed part of the garden. All parts of this plant are poisonous. Lycoris radiata is native to China and is often used for funerals. Lycoris radiata is quite drought tolerant. This bulb looks best planted in groups. Lycoris radiata is sterile and only spreads by division of the bulbs. Bulbs should be planted 6-8 inches apart with the tops of the bulbs exposed in a sunny to lightly shaded location. Lycoris radiata is Winter hardy in the garden to zone 6.

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Lycoris radiata, Red Spider Lily

Brilliant red flowers of Lycoris radiata - Red Spider Lily. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.