The Chinese name for this autumn beauty translates to `suddenly the earth smiles`. You will also smile when these golden blooms emerge. Lycoris ‘Aurea’ has 4-5 flowers per stem.
Lycoris are a good source of low maintenance autumn and winter colour. The flowers show before the foliage, allowing their beauty to shine unencumbered.
Lycoris bulbs grow best in a part shade to morning sun position, sheltered from the hot afternoon rays. All they need is a well drained soil and the occasional application of fertiliser. 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! They will also prosper in pots.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade