Top Questions About Naked Lady Flowers

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Questions About Naked Lady Flowers

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 17, 2011

Q. When and Where to Plant Naked Lady Bulbs

When and where to plant naked lady bulbs?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 18, 2011
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Fall is the best season to plant these if you live in Zone 6 or higher. In Zones 5 or lower, they must be lifted in the fall and planted in the spring. Anywhere with good drainage and at least a half day of sun will be an appropriate place to plant these plants.

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Asked by
charleybo on
June 17, 2014

Q. Lycoris Lilies don’t bloom

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?

Answered by
charleybo on
June 21, 2014
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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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Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 19, 2014
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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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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 29, 2015

Q. Lycoris Plant (Naked Lady) Bulb

My mother-in-law gave me some “naked lady” bulbs years ago (it was an old-fashioned bulb she grew for years). I have moved to a new house, planted bulbs in three different areas. In each area, only one naked lady emerged even though there were leaves of more than one. My question, since I am bothered with squirrels eating my tulips, do they also eat the lycoris bulbs too?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 29, 2015
Certified Expert
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It is certainly possible that squirrels are the culprit here. This article will help with the squirrels: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/get-rid-squirrels.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 6, 2015

Q. division (bulbs)

When is the best time to divide bulbs – specifically Naked Ladies?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 8, 2015
Certified Expert
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Fall is the best season to divide and plant these in zone 6 and higher.

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Asked by
Barbara Fazio on
April 23, 2017
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Q. Naked ladies

I have about 25 naked ladies that I just dug up. My friend who gave them to me a few years ago said they were getting too much water, hence the yellowing leaves. I want to replant where they won’t get as much water. The bulbs are beautifully healthy with long roots. Before I replant, do I cut the foliage off?

Answered by
Alisma on
April 25, 2017
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You should keep the leaves on when you transplant them. Also, if you've had problems with excessive water, check the drainage in the new planting location to make sure it is well-drained.

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Asked by
nzonabird on
June 5, 2017
Heber, AZ 85933

Q. “Naked Lady” bulbs

I live in the Phoenix, AZ desert in the winter and enjoy Naked Lady flowers in the Fall and green leaf plants all winter. They died off this spring and I thinned them, bringing the bulbs to the high elevation home we enjoy in the summer. (6500 feet in elevation). Do I have to let the dry out and plant them next summer up here, or can I put them in the ground now and enjoy at least the green plant thru the summer. Our temps right now are mid 80’s …nights in the high 50’s heading to low 60’s.

Answered by
ducatislave on
June 6, 2017
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You should put them in the fridge for about 3 weeks before planting this summer to force them to grow. It is a risk this late in the year however.

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Asked by
ewoolly on
August 18, 2018
Grosse Ile, MI

Q. How to transplant Naked Lady bulbs

Soil Type, Sun or partial sun time of year to transplant for the best outcome

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 20, 2018
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