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A picture of a Surprise Lily

Surprise Lily

Lycoris squamigera

Also known as

Resurrection Lily, Magic Lily, Naked Ladies, Magic-Lily

Lycoris squamigera1 by Sphl (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

25cm

50cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Surprise Lily

A close up of some pink white Lycoris squamigera flowers
Some Lycoris squamigera in bloom
A close up of a Lycoris squamigera flower
A white flower on a Lycoris squamigera plant

Surprise Lily Overview

Lycoris squamigera is a bulbous perennial species from the Amaryllidaceae family. Commonly known as Surprise Lily or Resurrection Lily, amongst other names, these common names are also shared with both related and unrelated plants, use with care!

How to propagate Surprise Lily

Bulbs

Seed

Seed when ripe or in spring or summer.

Special features of Surprise Lily

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Surprise Lily

Fragrance, border, naturaliser