Red spider lily’s brilliant red flowers remind me of an azalea’s ball truss. Blooms fade quickly in hot weather, but a higher degree of shade helps them last a while longer. Depending on where it grows in the Southeast, red spider lily blooms from early September to mid-October. After the bloom stalks fade away, foot-long, strap-shaped leaves emerge and last through winter. Red spider lily is an heirloom bulb that is easily passed from hand to hand. Replant offsets as the leaves die in spring. -Parker Andes, Fine Gardening #147 (October 2012), page 71
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBrilliant red flowers.
PropagationReplant offsets in spring, as the leaves die.
ProblemsThe blooms fade quickly in high heat.
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Foliage Color : Green
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Red
- Uses : Shade
- Plant Width : Under 6 inches
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