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Lycoris sprengeri


Lycoris sprengeri is a spectacular surprise lily with blue and pink flowers.

Lycoris sprengeri is a spectacular surprise lily with blue and pink flowers. The buds are deep pink and electric blue opening to light pink flowers with sky blue to royal blue tips. The blue colouring is boldest when flowers bloom in cool temperatures. Lycoris resent disturbance and can take a little time to start blooming again after planting. They are dormant in summer when they appreciate a hot, dry rest, bloom in late summer and fall, and have strap-like foliage in fall, late winter and/or spring. Mulch for winter in colder zones.

Common Name: Electric Blue Surprise Lily

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sparse, open forests, bamboo forests, and shady and wet places on slopes.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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