Yellow Spider Lily

Out of Stock

Sign up for our newsletter for updates on products.

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first. Learn More…

Yellow Spider Lilies are unique, with sturdy slender stems and exotic, spider-shaped blossoms. With their bright, tropical feel, Yellow spider lilies are best suited for warmer climates and bloom in late summer. Fragrant, deer resistant, and delightful in containers. (Lycoris aurea)

Zones 5 - 10
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-24" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late summer
Size Bag of 1 - Bulb Size: 10-12 cm

Plant Information

The yellow spider lily is from the Lycoris family. It’s cultivated as ornamental plants in Japan and China. In Japan it is used to line edges of rice patty fields in the summer. In the United States they are often called hurricane flowers.

Plant Care

Spider Lilies multiply over time and require full sun to part shade in the winter. Spider lilies adapt to many types of soils but prefer well drained soil. They are fairly drought tolerant and require only small amounts of water. The spider lily will present a cluster of leaves in the fall, but then will die back in late spring to early summer. In late summer blooms will appear atop a long, leafless stalk. Once it blooms, the flowers are dramatic with curled tepals and long curved stamens. You can dig up and divide bulbs once every two to four years to avoid overcrowding. Best time to divide is in summer after the foliage dies or in the fall when the flowers fade.

Best Use

Spider lilies are so dramatic on their own; they do best planted in mass and border plantings. Mass plantings are usually a flower bed full of the lilies. Some examples of border plantings are, a line along a walkway, decorate fence and around an ornamental tree.

Common Name Yellow Spider Lily
Botanical Name Lycoris aurea
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 12-24" tall
Bulb Size 10-12 cm
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant
Additional Information Hardy in zones 5-10
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

View Shipping Rate Chart

Reviewsby PowerReviews


by PowerReviews
American MeadowsYellow Spider Lily

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Not too impressed


from Rogers Ar

About Me Getting Started



      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Yellow Spider Lily:

      Did not like the fact it turned to mush over winter. And it was a light winter here.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      Displaying review 1

      Back to top

      Q & A

      Plant With These:

      • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

        Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer


        Learn More
      • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

        All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix


        Learn More
      • Releasable Bulb Planter

        Releasable Bulb Planter

        Learn More
      • Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies

        Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies


        Learn More
      • Handheld Seed Spreader

        Handheld Seed Spreader

        Learn More

      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

      Find Your Planting Zone:

      Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone

      You are using an out-of-date browser.

      You will still be able to shop, but some functionality may not work unless you update to a modern browser. Update My Browser


      Please wait...

      Item added to your cart

      has been added to your cart.

      Continue shopping or View cart & checkout