The Amaryllis Family: Lycoris Hybrids

Lycoris [chinensis X haywardii] Lycoris [chinensis X haywardii]. This hybrid came from China, imported by Dr. James Waddick. Notice how the flowers develop a deep rosy suffusion as they age. A very attractive flower in the late summer garden.

Lycoris 'Hill Beyond Hill' Lycoris 'Hill Beyond Hill' is a named cultivar, also imported from China by Dr. James Waddick. A small, spidery flower on a relatively short scape. The pale primrose yellow petals have a faint pink stripe along the midrib.

Lycoris 'Sky Over Sky' Lycoris 'Sky Over Sky' is a named cultivar imported form China by Dr. James Waddick. The flower is somewhat larger than the flowers of the preceding two hybrids.

Other Sources of Information

Bulbs for Warm Climates, by Thad M. Howard, University of Texas Press, Austin (2001).
Bulbs, Revised Edition, by John E. Bryan, Timber Press, Portland (2002).
RHS Manual of Bulbs, John Bryan and Mark Griffiths, Eds., Timber Press (1995).

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