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Lycoris aurea - (L'Hér.)Herb.

Common Name Golden Spider Lily
Family Amaryllidaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats oblanceolate, ca. 3 × 0.5 cm, margin strongly undulate. Stamens Shady and moist places on slopes and in rock crevices at elevations from 100 - 2300 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Lycoris aurea Golden Spider Lily


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Lycoris aurea Golden Spider Lily

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lycoris aurea is a BULB growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in flower from May to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats

 South Wall. By.

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Cytotoxic  Poultice

The crushed bulb is used as a poultice for treating burns, scalds and ulcers[218]. The bulb contains lycorine, which is cytotoxic[218].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a deep well-drained sandy soil rich in organic matter in full sun[200]. Plants require a dry period when they become dormant in the summer and they also dislike winter wet[218]. Hardy to at least -15°c[200]. Plants are attractive to slugs and need to be protected from them[200]. Very sensitive to root disturbance, the bulbs can take some years to become well established[200].

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Propagation

The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse and should germinate in the spring[200]. Sow the seed thinly so that it does not need to be disturbed for its first year of growth. Give an occasional liquid feed during the growing season to ensure the plants do not become nutrient deficient. Pot up the small bulbs when the plants become dormant, placing 2 bulbs in each pot. Grow them on for another 2 years in the greenhouse before planting them out when they are dormant. Division of offsets in the dormant season[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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