Lycoris Radiata, Spider lily (Red) – Bulbs (set of 5)
When many other plants are slowly shutting down for winter, the red spider lily is just getting started. After its summer dormancy, this member of the amaryllis family sends up tall flower stalks with umbels of bright red flowers. Each bulb should produce up to four stems which will sprout in September or October then grow over a foot in about seven days. They last for about two weeks and gradually fade to a lighter pinkish hue.
The plant has different names, each describing a special feature. The flowers appear before the evergreen leaves unfurl, hence the name “naked lily.” The name “spider lily” comes from the stamens of the flowers that resemble spider legs. In Florida, the bloom coincides with hurricane season, earning it the name “hurricane flower.”