Spider Lily Bulbs – When To Plant

Q: I just received some spider lily bulbs. Should I plant now or refrigerate until spring?

A: Spider lily, Lycoris radiata, blooms in fall. It’s likely the bulbs you have were harvested after their leaves faded last spring. If that’s the case, they will bloom for you a few weeks after you plant them now. Refrigeration would be more likely to hurt than help them.

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