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Red Spider Lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lycoris radiata

 

Red Spider Lily

Red Spider Lily flowers appear atop leafless stems in late Summer, before the strap-like leaves appear. The flowers last longer, and appear earlier, in shade. They fade in heat. They look better planted in groups, because of them being leafless when they bloom, and they are easy to care for.

 
plant Features
  • Red Spider Lily likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Red Spider Lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Red Spider Lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Red Spider Lily likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Red Spider Lily

Latin name

Lycoris radiata

type

Flowering bulb

family

Amaryllidaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Red Spider Lily likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Red Spider Lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Red Spider Lily likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Red Spider Lily likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Red Spider Lily is 0.15meters x 0.60meters 0.15 M 0.60 M

Lycoris radiata

Red Spider Lily flowers appear atop leafless stems in late Summer, before the strap-like leaves appear. The flowers last longer, and appear earlier, in shade. They fade in heat. They look better planted in groups, because of them being leafless when they bloom, and they are easy to care for.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Red Spider Lilies flower in late Summer to early Autumn. Flowers grown in shade will flower a little earlier, and the blooms will last longer (these flowers fade in heat)

 

Planting

From Late Winter TO Early Summer

Plant bulbs 3" deep and 8" apart in a partly shady site. Because they are leafless when they flower, they look best planted in groups. A handful of bonemeal in the planting hole is beneficial.

 

Propagating

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Propagate by removing and replanting offsets. Dig up the bulbs in Spring, when the leaves have yellowed and withered, and remove offsets, and replant them

 
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