Lycoris aurea
Lycoris aurea
Lycoris aurea
Lycoris aurea

Lycoris aurea

"Yellow spider lily"

Lycoris aurea

1 bulb — £4.95

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Description

If you like flowers that flaunt a fancy, exotic look, you’ll just love the spectacularly radiant and showy blooms of Lycoris aurea. This absolute charmer, also known as Yellow Spider Lily, produces an upright stem topped with a glorious plume of golden-yellow lily-like blooms in late summer. Perfect for planting in pots and using as a centrepiece on the patio table, this luxurious feast for the eyes is bound to impress your guests!

A relative of Amaryllis, these tender bulbs can be treated in a similar way. Lycoris aurea loves to be in sunny, warm conditions and can provide a really wonderful display in sunny summer beds or patio pots, looking particularly good when combined with simpler shrubs or foliage plants. Similar to Amaryllis, you can also grow this impressive Golden Spider Lily plant indoors and enjoy its flamboyant, summery looks in your home or conservatory.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Lycoris aurea

  • Flower colour

    Yellow

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    12 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Pots
    Cut flower Gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Exotic gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Toxic if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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