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Pink Surprise Lily (Lycoris)

SKU: AM018407
per Bag of 1
No longer available this season.
Pink Surprise Lily is as fun as it is lovely. Smooth grey-green foliage arrives in spring and dies back by summer. Then, later in the summer, almost as if by magic, slender stems arise bearing clusters of fragrant, delicate, star-shaped flowers. Once established, this hardy plant will return for many years to delight and surprise. (Lycoris squamigera)
key features
Botanical Name
Lycoris squamigera Pink
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
24-26" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Late summer to frost


24-26" tall x 12" wide. Pink Surprise Lily is a fun addition to the summer garden. Once established 'Pink Surprise' will naturalize and return every summer to enchant and delight. Add unique color in woodland gardens, in meadows, or pair with hostas or other leafy perennials to hide their fading foliage. Plant Pink Surprise Lily in well-draining, compost-enriched soil in a sunny to part-shade location, with the top of the bulb 2-3" below soil level and 6-8" apart. Water and mulch with compost in colder zones. Surprise Lily needs only moderate water during the summer after the leaves die back. It may take a season or two to establish, so be patient, as they are well worth the wait! Pest resistant, and deer avoid them.