Red Spider Lily

Red Spider Lily

Lycoris radiata

Red blooms that appear in early fall; returns year after year. This triploid mule has proven Texas tough and, while not producing seed, it offsets quite readily and produces more bulbs and larger flowers than its modern counterpart from Japan. Some say that the flowers bloom two weeks after the first good fall rain. The foliage follows the flower, staying green well through the winter and into late spring.

Bloom/Feature

Red blooms in late summer/early fall

Plant Type

Bulbs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

-10°F

Key Features

Returns Year After Year

Flowering Season

Summer to Fall

Use

Accent, Border, Container

Exposure

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Low

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

18-24" H x Clumping

Pruning

None needed

Planting Instructions

  • plant in full winter sun. summer shade is ok
  • dig hole 2X the height of the bulb
  • soil should be 2-3" over the bulb
  • water after planting
  • natural southern rainfall is best
  • mulch in hard frost areas