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Spider lily

Lycoris

Perhaps the summer's most magical bulb, spider lily pops up seemingly overnight, with its colorful flowers sitting tall upon a single stem. The exotic look of the long petals and stamens accounts for the common name. It also bears the monikers hurricane lily (because of its bloom season) and naked ladies (because the flowers appear without leaves). With trumpet-shape blooms that resemble an amaryllis, spider lily forms a brilliant border in partially shaded places.

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Under 6 inches to 3 feet

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To 1 foot wide

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4-11

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more varieties for Spider lily

Naked ladies
Naked ladies
Lycoris squamigera produces its strappy leaves in spring. By summer the leaves disappear and you see no sign of the plant until fall, when the lilac-pink flowers appear out of nowhere. These magical flowers grow 18 inches tall. Zones 5-10
Red spider lily
Red spider lily
Lycoris radiata bears loose clusters of bright red, spidery blooms in early fall. It grows 18 inches tall. Zones 7-10
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