Return to the Bulbs Forum | Post a Follow-Up

HAVE: Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

Posted by dawn73521 7 (SW OK) (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 19, 08 at 20:41

These will be ready to ship as soon as they finish blooming. Have RED Surprise Lilies (naked ladies)... Not keeping any of these. When they are gone, they are GONE.

Willing to trade these for any plants, cuttings, bulbs, shrubs, etc that bloom PURPLE.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: HAVE: Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

Are they Lycoris radiata?

RE: HAVE: Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

Lycoris Radiata is what I've been told. It was on my land when I bought the place and SURPRISED me this year with a display. (My weed whacker hadn't been nearly as active and so the Lily had a chance).

Here is the info the nice lady sent me on it:

Lycoris radiata var. radiata
Red Spider Lily

This bulb was first discovered by Herbert in about 1850 and is native to Japan and China. It was brought to the United States soon after the Civil War and rapidly spread westward by southern gardeners. Ours are the true heirloom form (triploid vigor) and not the newer (dipoid forms) recently imported from Japan. They are hysteranthous (flowering-before leaves appear) and the large red flowers appear on naked stems in September. They are one of the bulbs which actually likes water during their dormancy period and failure to provide it can result in failure to bloom. The showy display of the spider lily lasts for weeks, and once the flowers fade, the foliage lasts all winter. The hysteranthous (flowers prior to leaves appearing) blooms can be seen from great distances and are long lasting as cut flowers. They prefer partial shade and well-drained garden soil. They are fast-growing and quickly form large bulb clumps that can be separated and planted. Another southern garden gem we love to grow in our gardens. Recommended for growing in zones 7-9.

*** She also sent a photo of HER Lycoris Radiata and is looks kinda similar to mine but not quite.***

If you want to see a photo of MY plant you can go to this place where I post my photos of my plants:
(This shows ALL of my plants that I have photos of so please just scroll down until you see the Lycoris Radiata). I still haven't figure out how to access just my INDIVIDUAL photos that I've posted there.)

If you want some of these lilies please e-mail me. You don't have your preferences set up so that I know what your e-mail is... Thanks...


RE: HAVE: Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

Dawn, emailing you.

RE: HAVE: Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

Dawn, I am waiting on your side of the trade!

RE: HAVE: Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

Thank you Dawn for your beautiful box of bulbs that I received today!

RE: HAVE:Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

I have the pink surprise lillie (naked lady) I have never heard of the red, would love to have some. I have purple passion vine and the seeds from purple clematis vine.....sat

RE: HAVE: Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

would love to have some! please have a look at my trade list! i have a huge purple verbena i was just getting ready to dig up, interested?

RE: HAVE: Red Surprise Lilies (Naked Ladies)

Sorry, no more Red Surprise Lilies available.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Please Note: Only registered members from the U.S. are able to post messages here (this may be indicated by the title of the forum. All exchanges not indicated otherwise are restricted to those living in the U.S.)

If you are a member from an area mentioned above, please log in.

Return to the Bulbs Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here