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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|
|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|
|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
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.
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