What is this plant?

freedombelle2001(5)April 11, 2014

We moved into this new house and I see about 6 clumps of these along the back fence and wonder what they are? The very tips of the leaves have a tiny ball like feel inside. Thanks!

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Likely soon they will bloom, and then you will know, or at least they will be easier to ID. A bulb of some sort.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 3:21PM
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Ispahan Zone6a Chicago

These are unlikely to bloom soon, i suspect :-) I think they are Lycoris. The foliage will turn yellow and die back by June, and then they will send up spikes of flowers (with no foliage in sight) in August or September.

Lycoris have very distinct foliage, looking like somewhat wider and shorter daffodil foliage with a bluish cast.

It looks like you have some nice, healthy clumps!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 11:13PM
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Linda

I suspect Lycoris, as well. Lycoris squamigera, also know as Naked Ladies because of the foliage-free blooms. Great plant!

Linda

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 11:18PM
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maylingsmom

I agree - lycoris or as often called in the south spider lily.

This post was edited by maylingsmom on Thu, Apr 17, 14 at 15:38

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 3:30PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Yes. That broad leaved foliage is a dead giveaway.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 5:57PM
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flowergirl70ks

Those clumps also look to need dividing. they will multiply so much there will be layers of them in one hole. I once took 36 out of one hole and there were still plenty left.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 7:44AM
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flowergirl70ks

Those clumps also look to need dividing. they will multiply so much there will be layers of them in one hole. I once took 36 out of one hole and there were still plenty left.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 7:50AM
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freedombelle2001(5)

Thanks to all for your responses, I appreciate your time to answer. And I want to ask flowergirl70ks, a brief how to as to dividing clumps, never have done it. Do you just dig deep and under and around and tamp the bulbs apart and replant?

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 10:53PM
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freedombelle2001(5)

Whoops, forgot I wanted to tell you all, I thought there was about 6 clumps of these, there are 15! I had these at my previous house, after I posed the what is it question and you all told me I Googled it, and lo and behold it is what I use to have that we always mowed over not knowing, and they did fine anyway later on. So we won`t be mowing these!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 10:57PM
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