Commonly known as "surprise lilies", lycoris flower stalks spring out of the ground practically overnight, delivering a pleasant surprise in the late summer garden. They blossom in clumps of four in comparison to other lilies. These clear pink, trumpet shaped blooms are sweetly fragrant additions to the landscape at a point in the season when freshness is especially welcome. Excellent in beds with shorter perennials or with groundcover plants. Strap-like leaves appear after the blooms to gather sunlight and nutrients for next year's show. These are long-lived plants that deliver brilliance and scent for generations. This is the most cold hardy of the lycoris, and the only one with fragrance.
Photo captured August 13, 2018.
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