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Lycoris Lilies don’t bloom

Zone 6 | charleybo added on June 17, 2014 | Answered

I transplanted some Lycoris lily bulbs (also known as Surprise Lilies or Naked Ladies) but all I get is the foliage which doesn't seem to die back. I have only gotten one small flower but they have been planted about 3 yrs. What do I need to do?

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charleybo
Answered on June 21, 2014

Thank you The ficus wrangler for your help. Yes, I am certain as these bulbs came from my mothers lycoris. I am in Ok. and right now thought the greenery is slightly browned, it is still there. Last yr. it was still there almost until the time I got the one flower. They are planted on the north side and we do water them occasionally. My mothers were planted both in the open sun exposure and in a bed under trees with little light. They bloom every yr. between Jul-Aug. she lives in SW AR. I did keep the bulbs in my garage for almost a yr. and wonder if the time of yr. they were planted could effect how long and when they bloom?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on June 19, 2014

Here's an article on lycoris that might hold some clues: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lycoris-lily/lycoris-lily.htm.
I would check a couple of things, like sun and moisture. And make sure you're fertilizing correctly. After that, weird as it sounds, are you sure what you've got there are lycoris? The fact that the foliage is not dying back sounds strange.

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