Red Spider Lily (Hurricane Lily)

Spider Lily

 Lycoris radiata

Spider Lily

Spider Lily

Common names for the spider lily include hurricane lily, British Soldiers, and naked ladies.

In the fall (hurricane season in the south), these beauties pop out of the ground almost over night with their simple straight stem and a bright red flower that looks like a fireworks explosion! The blooms last for a few weeks and then the green leaves appear. They last through the winter and then die back in the spring. The bulb is dormant throughout the hot summer months.

Spider Lilies are native of China and Japan. They are vary easy to grow – just plant the bulb somewhere and it will continue to pop up and bloom each fall. The bulbs will multiply and can be dug up and split during the summer (while it is dormant).

For more information, visit the Floridata website.

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