Jim Waddick pointed out some of the problems encouneterd in propagating and maintaining a steady stream of marketable, domestically grown Lycoris. Has anyone tried the method of propagation known as chipping? It works for Galanthus, Hippeastrum and other amaryllids and it might work for Lycoris. Chipping involves slicing the bulb vertically into segments, each with a piece of basal plate and an attached fan of bulb scales. Has anyone tried this (I have not). Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I now realize from what Jim Waddick says that the person who successfully chips Lycoris will soon be in the chips!