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First sign of Fall- Hurricane Lilies

Hurricane Lilies are the first sign of Fall. Lycoris are also called Surprise Lilies because their flowers seem to pop up overnight!

The leaves come up in the Fall, survive through Spring than die in early Summer, and in August the flowers pop up!

Lycoris radiata below.


There are several species and hybrids which range from red, to yellow, to pink, and a few with shades between, along with white.

Lycoris squamigera below.


They seem to be everywhere in gardens along the coast of North Carolina. I have had difficulty getting them established in my garden here in the Piedmont. I will continue to any a few bulbs every year in the hope I will some day have a grand colony here in Raleigh!



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