More Surprises

More lycoris continue to open every day. Their flowering season coincides quite close with the hurricane season. These amazing amaryllids pop up almost overnight, sans foliage. If you’re curious to take a deep dive into the genus, check out our lycoris study gallery

Lycoris chinensis is a spring-leaf species from China.

Lycoris chinensis ‘Piedmont Gold’

Lycoris longituba is the tallest species with the largest flower. It is typically white, but can come in yellow and pink. Anything other than white is quite rare.

Lycoris longituba ‘Butterfingers’

Lycoris x incarnata ‘Peppermint’ is a hybrid of Lycoris longituba x Lycoris sprengeri. This is an exceptional plant as you can see below.

Lycoris x incarnata ‘Peppermint’

Lycoris x longitosea is a hybrid of Lycoris x incarnata and Lycoris radiata. This is an extraordinarily rare hybrid.

Lycoris x longitosea ‘Super Streamers’

Lycoris x sprengensis is a group of hybrids between Lycoris sprengeri and Lycoris chinensis, both spring-leaf species. This is an old, but impossible to find hybrid from the late Sam Caldwell.

Lycoris x sprengensis ‘Haysper Gold’

Lycoris ‘Summer Moon’ is a yet to be introduced hybrid from lycoris breeder Phil Adams of the same cross above.

Lycoris x sprengensis ‘Summer Moon’

Lycoris ‘Matsuribune’ is a hybrid from the late Mr. Komoriya of Japan, who crossed Lycoris sanguinea and Lycoris sprengeri. We can’t really grow the orange flowered L. sanguinea due to our summer heat, but this hybrid excels.

Lycoris x sprenguinea ‘Matsuribune’

Lycoris ‘Yoimachi’ is another cross with the same parentage above, also from the late Mr. Komoriya.

Lycoris x sprenguinea ‘Yoimachi’

Lycoris ‘Gennen’ is an exceptional Komoriya hybrid, resulting from a cross of Lycoris radiata x Lycoris chinensis.

Lycoris x straminea ‘Gennen’

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