The general experience is that Lycoris do not prosper anywhere in the UK, as it is simply not hot enough in summer. The only report of success I've heard is of someone growing them in a very hot polytunnel in the southeast. John Grimshaw Dr John M. Grimshaw Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens Sycamore Cottage Colesbourne Nr Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL53 9NP Website: http://www.colesbournegardens.org.uk/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Waddick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [pbs] Lycoris cultivation > >hi all > > > >I have had Lycoris for a few years now and have never seen a flower. Any > >ideas? Should I lift them and move them? > > > > Dear Mark; > Lycoris grow in China in damp shady spots or the edges of woodlands. > In cultivation they seem to do best where they get warm > summers, not necessarily for a dry baking, just warm to ripen bulbs > and produce produce flower stems. You may just not have the heat > needed to induce blooming. Maybe you could try them in your warmest > spot. They do tolerate a lot of sun. > > Best Jim W.