Magic Lily Bulb

Magic Lily Bulb
Magic Lily Bulb

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Large clusters of blushing blooms when you least expect them
SKU 07918
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 1
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Key Characteristics

5 - 10

Mature Height

2.5 Feet

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Magic Lily Bulb

Most of the tricks garden plants play on us are disappointing, so Magic Lily's dramatic, overnight late-summer bloom is all the more welcome. One of the stars of the sunny garden, this reliable performer puts on the final show of the season, offering large, bold trumpets of rosy-pink just as the bright annuals and perennials are fading.

The glossy early-spring foliage passes and dies back weeks or even months before the blooms appear, and you may have forgotten all about them (or reluctantly chalked up a garden failure) when suddenly, almost literally overnight, the blooms open atop thick, leafless stems. The 2½-foot stalks are a useful size for the border or bed—not tall enough to need staking, yet definitely a stately presence.

The blooms are 2 to 3 inches across, their long petals bent back a bit to reveal a golden throat and prominent russet anthers. Long-lasting and quite abundant, they look too good to be true, but require nothing from you except admiration.

The pink cast of these blooms led to the common name of Naked Ladies, but the flowers are also called the Resurrection Lily and Surprise Lily. Of course, it turns out that they aren't lilies at all (that would be too easy), but a member of the Amaryllis family.

The original "plant and forget" bulb, Magic Lily asks only full sun and reasonably well-drained soil. Does not bloom the first year.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 1
Genus Lycoris
Species squamigera
Product Classification Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Apricot, Pink, Rose
Max Bloom Size 3.00
Bloom Season Start Late Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Heirloom, Long Bloomers
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Naturalizing, Outdoor
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
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