Sunday, September 25, 2011

First Spider Lily 2011

Last year, my very first Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata) bloom appeared around September 19.  Though in a different spot in the garden, the plant has once again made its initial appearance in late September.

Several of the bulbs have been planted in three different areas of the garden.  Last year, only one bloomed near the path.  This year, a single bloom has arisen from near the tree.

Another central group has yet to ever produce a bloom.  I'm hopeful that this will not be this year's only bloom.  But with the heat and drought, I'm happy to see anything!

Planted in Pots:


  1. Isn't it always a lovely surprise when those spider lilies pop up. I need more.

  2. Congratulations on you spider lily. I hope it returns next year along with a few more.

  3. It is beautiful! I love the spider lilies. Hopefully you will see a few more.

  4. None of mine is up yet. But I have finally had a few (very short) oxblood lilies pop up.

  5. Lancashire: They certainly catch one's attention in the garden.

    Abbey: Me too - I see other blog's showing groups of 10 - wouldn't that be something!

    Kacky: Have heard it takes them a while to get established and start blooming (and that they like to be crowded). So I'm hopeful.

    Pam: No oxblood blooms yet; thinking mine may be getting short-changed on winter sunshine. May have to consider a new spot in the garden.