Suprise-lily

Location: Main Campus, Sprague Apartments, slope SW
Approximate blooming period: late summer

Suprise-lilyLycoris squamigera

Origin: China, southern Japan 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 5 - 10 
Height and Form: stem grows up to 2 ft tall, the leaves about 1 ft 
Foliage and Bark: long grayish leaves grow separately from the stems 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: the flowers have very fragrant rose pink petals flushed with lavender, bloom in clusters of 6-8 flowers on a very long stem void of leaves 
Name: Resurrection lily, magic lily, naked lily 
Culture: robust and vigorous plant that requires no care at all
Cultivars/Varieties: "Guernsey lilies."


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