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Alberto

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Lycoris 2009-2010
« on: September 13, 2009, 06:58:14 PM »
The genus Lycoris is quite uncommon in cultivation, maybe as the species do not flower regularly. Here a few bloomings of these days.
Alberto
Lycois radiata
Lycoris aurea
Lycoris albiflora
North of Italy
where summers are hot and dry and winters are cold and wet
http://picasaweb.google.com/albertogrossi60

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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 08:09:02 PM »
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Nice flowers
Interesting Is the diversity of color in the flowers of this genus
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Padova N-E Italy climate zone 8

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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 08:30:25 PM »
Could anybody please identify this lycoris species?
I don't feel comfortable with not knowing what I am growing. Will be very pleased to know its name.
Zhirair, Tulip collector, bulb enthusiast
Vanadzor, ARMENIA

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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 07:31:04 AM »
Hi Zhirair,
I can't be sure but it looks a bit like Lycoris squamigera, but it may be one of the other hybrids.
How tall does it grow and what does the foliage look like? Does it set seed? (L. squamigera is supposed to be a triploid clone or hybrid)
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Victoria, Australia

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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 10:42:25 AM »
Hello Fermi,

Thanks very much for comments and help.

This lycoris grows approximately up to 60 cm tall. Its foliage is bold and looks like those of trumpet daffodil cultivars, but longer. It blooms in August without leaves. Semi-hardy, can be grown also outside, provided the bulbs are palnted quite deeper (not less than 40 cm deep in a sunny spot). I don't know about the seeds, as I removed all seed-pods to stimulate bulb growth. I always do it with 90% of my bulbous plants.
Zhirair, Tulip collector, bulb enthusiast
Vanadzor, ARMENIA

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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 11:56:27 PM »
Previously I'd posted pics of Lycoris incarnata (which flowered last month) to another thread
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The second lycoris to flower this year is L. sprengeri, with its amazing coloration of pink and blue,
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cheers
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Don't forget to click the pix to enlarge them!
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 11:12:30 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 08:15:00 PM »
Fermi, wonderful bloomings!

Alberto
North of Italy
where summers are hot and dry and winters are cold and wet
http://picasaweb.google.com/albertogrossi60

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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 06:53:14 AM »
Wonderful, Fermi.  I've not flowered either of them myself, but I think I have both of them.  I noted today that L. elsae is sending up a scape for me for the first time ever here, so that is a tad exciting!!  ;D
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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 07:20:50 AM »
This lycoris flower is lovely but sadly short-lived! But here's the same spike a few days later when more florets were open.
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Paul,
I like the name they used to sell L. elsae last year at one of the big sales "The Champagne Lycoris" - I nearly bought it again thinking it was something new!
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« Last Edit: February 22, 2010, 07:22:26 AM by fermides »
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Re: Lycoris 2009-2010
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 07:37:36 AM »
I've also posted some pics to the "March 2010 in the Southern Hemisphere" Thread of these lycoris,
Lycoris elsae
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Lycoris radiata, this maybe be a dwarf clone/variety
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And there are buds about to open on L. aurea!
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fermi
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