Lycoris radiata AKA 'Spider Lily'
I am still hoping to move some Lycoris to NM. I have had very poor results from this beautiful plant, UNTIL a friend gave me some of her veeery old Spider Lilies...of which she has a kazillion. These bulbs have already started to bloom...yet the "original" plants that came from a Dutch mail order source have already sent up a big stand of nice green leaves, and not a single bloom. They have been in the garden for several years. Should I try to move the mail-order Lycoris?.... Has anyone, in the SW, had ANY luck getting blooms from anything other than "pass-along" strains of this spectacular plant? Am I doing something wrong? These bulbs were all put into the same size pots, under a shade-cloth-covered frame? WHY the difference in growth/bloom? Any ideas?..When we move...all "non-performers" ain't gonna make the trip!