Japanese Spider Lily

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These bright red flowers emerge without foliage from late summer to autumn and put on a wow of a show. These impressive bulbs are multi stemmed with up to six umbels from established plants.

Japanese Red Spider Lilies are ideal planted in clusters for early autumn colour. The flowers are fast to bloom, taking only four or five days from the emergence of the stem. For us they begin flowering at the end of February and last through March. The leaves grow up after the flower and last into winter.

Nerines and Lycoris are the ultimate source of low maintenance autumn and winter colour. The flowers show before the foliage, allowing their beauty to shine alone.

Nerine and Lycoris bulbs love to bake in the sun so plant your bulb just under the soil surface in a sunny spot. Once planted, let them lie there year after year, allowing the clump of bulbs to become overcrowded. In other words; plant, relax and enjoy the show! All they need is a well drained soil and the occasional application of fertiliser.

A lesser appreciated but very important benefit of Nerines and Lycoris is that the different varieties flower at different times. This means that if you plant a range of these bulb varieties, you will enjoy splashes of Nerine and Lycoris colour from February until winter every year.

Code

LYRSL

Botantical name

Lycoris radiata

Height

30-60cm

Width

10cm

Flowers

Summer to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

1