10 Red Spider Lily~ 'Lycoris radiata' * Surprise Lily/ Hurricane Lily/Naked Lady
Legend has it that this unique Perennial Southern heirloom flower was introduced into New Bern, NC by a US Navy captain in the 1850’s and spread across the South. The Red Spider Lily is found in many old southern gardens.
The mature height of this plant is 12~24”. In September/October, suddenly this beautiful flower rises up on one tall green stalk. The bulbs can be planted fall, spring or summer. Plant about 4 inches deep. Hardy in Zones 6~10 the Red Spider Lily adjust well to most soil types and is happy in full sun or partial shade.
The unique foliage which is a deep green, appears after the Red Spider Lily Flowers bloom and will last until late April/May. Do not cut/mow the foliage until it has turned yellow/brown as this will inhibit the production of future blooms. These bulbs do multiply. They do not have to be divided however you may do so every 3 or 4 years.
These gorgeous and unusual blooms make a beautiful cut flower arrangement. Another great feature is that this plant is dear resistant!