Did you know this plant known as magic or surprising lily?

The surprising Lycoris Yellow

Lycoris lily plants, referred to as the magic or surprising lily, is a fantastic group of nearly 20 known species of herbaceous perennial bulbs.

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The Lycoris bulb will indeed surprise you if you are not familiar with her ways. Lycoris first presents a lush display of draping foliage, similar to that of the daffodil.

Lycoris care does not involve the removal of the dying foliage from the plant. The nitrogen rich foliage disintegrates to nourish the Lycoris bulb below the soil.

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Sam Caldwell writes : " Lycorises are at once the most exciting and exasperating things I grow. Their habits are intriguing, since the blooms come at one time and the leaves at another. If “beauty is its own excuse for being,” the flowers of most species amply justify their existence. But some of them have the annoying habit of refusing to bloom in spite of my best efforts to satisfy them."

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When foliage of the Lycoris squamigera dies back in spring, the gardener may wish to plant a dainty, low growing ground cover to add to the display of the Lycoris flower that will bloom in July to August.

These have also been called hurricane lilies because they flower suddenly after heavy rains.

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Lycoris has spidery-looking flowers, lasting approximately 2 weeks and make excellent cut flowers.

The plant multiplies well over time, once established, giving a good show when there is little else blooming in the garden.

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Lycoris Yellow bulbs can easily be grown in small or wide planters and hence can easily be placed in balcony or terrace from where they offer a nice cool view of their blooms.


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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.


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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.

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