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10~red~spider Lily Bulbs~ Variegated~lycoris Radiata~hardy Perennial~z 6+ For Sale
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Hi, my name is Rena' and I am an avid gardener. I love plants! I have been trying to integrate more evergreen and winter interest plants into my gardens. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than going into my gardens in the winter and seeing beautiful plants thriving and no weeds! After a long summer of weeding in the heat of Louisiana, the winter brings a much needed reprieve from the intense heat. But I still want to see something beautiful and green. So I have started integrating a variety of plants and flowers into my gardens that do not go dormant in the winter. The spider lily a.k.a. hurricane lily gives a beautiful flower before the foliage. The foliage doesn't go dormant until the intense heat arrives usually in March, April or May depending on your climate. The foliage is also lightly variegated. This sale is for 10 healthy red Spider Lily bulbs. Perennial bulb in zones 6-10. Zone map located at the bottom of the page.These are also very deer resistant, just like the 'Snowbells' in my other listing.If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!Shipping will be USPS 1st Class w/ delivery confirmation. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:These are freshly dug once - twice a week as needed to fill orders. Your bulbs will be shipped within 24 hours of being dug. Sometimes due to allergies & the intense heat here in the deep south my digging may be delayed. But rest assured you will be happy with your order when you receive it. Thank you for your patience & understanding! Surprise Lily of the South blooms in fall
After a long hot summer in the deep South, the earth comes alive with
color from these sleeping bulbs. The red spider lily is a perennial
bulb that blooms in late August or September. A single stem emerges out
of the ground unexpectedly and within days reaches a foot tall. The
bloom opens a spidery look with long filaments that leave the center of
the bloom, dip a little, and come up again with distinctive anthers and
surrounded by modified petals.
The History of this bulb
In 1854 Commodore William Perry opened the ports to Japan aboard some
of the U.S. Navy’s first steam powered ships while under orders from
President Millard Fillmore. Aboard one ship in the fleet was a certain
Captain William Roberts, who had a keen eye for horticultural treasures.
While in Japan, Captain Roberts acquired three bulbs of a plant with
red spidery type blooms. His niece would later described the bulbs as
being, “in such a dry condition that they did not show signs of life
until the War between the States.” These three bulbs survived and
eventually thrived in their new North Carolina home before spreading
across the Southern U.S. This triploid mule has proven Texas tough, and
although it does not produce seed, it offsets new bulbs quite readily.
It also produces more bulbs and larger flowers than its modern
counterpart from Japan. Some say that the flowers bloom two weeks after
the first good fall rain. The
foliage follows the flower, staying green well through the winter and
into late spring. As a good “rule of thumb” for most bulbs, plant at a
depth about three times the height of the bulb which would be about 3 inches in this case. Scientific: Lycoris radiata
Planting Time: Year Round
Bloom Period: Early Fall
Bloom Size: Softball Sized
Soil: Any (except wet soil) moist yes, saturated no
Planting Depth: 2-3″ of soil above the bulb
Landscaping: 3-5 bulbs per square foot
Light: Full blazing sun to part sun. Will bloom and multiply readily in either one.
Height: 12″-24″ (depending on bulb size) lighting conditions ex. full sun/shade
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Guide
Below -50 F
-50 to -40 F
-40 to -30 F
-30 to -20 F
-20 to -10 F
-10 to 0 F
0 to 10 F
10 to 20 F
20 to 30 F
30 to 40 F
Most gardeners are familiar with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Plant Hardiness Zone Map. First published in 1960 and
updated in 1990, this map is based on average annual minimum
temperatures recorded throughout North America. By using the map to find
the zone in which they live, gardeners are able to determine what
plants will "winter over" in their garden because they can withstand
these average minimum temperatures.
Although these zones are useful as an indicator of a plant's
likelihood for survival in a given area, many factors, including soil
type and fertility, soil moisture and drainage, humidity, and exposure
to sun and wind determine a plant's growth and success or failure in its
enviroment. Today, nearly all American reference books, nursery
catalogs, and gardening magazines describe plants using USDA hardiness
The USDA zone map doesn’t guarantee a definite average minimum
temperature. Microclimates are small areas inside a zone that are a
little warmer or cooler than the surrounding area. There are factors to
take into consideration. Hills, valleys and windbreaks change the flow
of air. A change in air flow can cause warmer or cooler air to be
trapped in an area, or move out around that area. Buildings will absorb
heat during the day and release it into the evening and night (radiant
heat), keeping that small area a little warmer. If you're unfamiliar
with the microclimates in your area you should ask other local growers
to share their information.
USE MAP ONLY AS A GUIDE
Many variables determine a plants true adaptability including
rainfall, humidity, soil, elevation, light, age and cultural maintenance.
ZONE MAP does not determine plants adaptability to given locality but
indicates minimum expected temperatures for region and how it relates to
a plant's chances of survival at that temperature.
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