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Lycoris aurea - (L'Hér.)Herb.
                 
Common Name Golden Spider Lily
Family Amaryllidaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats oblanceolate, ca. 3 × 0.5 cm, margin strongly undulate. Stamens Shady and moist places on slopes and in rock crevices at elevations from 100 - 2300 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Lycoris aurea Golden Spider Lily


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Lycoris aurea Golden Spider Lily
   
Physical Characteristics
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Lycoris aurea is a BULB growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from May to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
 South Wall. By.
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Cytotoxic;  Poultice.

The crushed bulb is used as a poultice for treating burns, scalds and ulcers[218]. The bulb contains lycorine, which is cytotoxic[218].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a deep well-drained sandy soil rich in organic matter in full sun[200]. Plants require a dry period when they become dormant in the summer and they also dislike winter wet[218]. Hardy to at least -15°c[200]. Plants are attractive to slugs and need to be protected from them[200]. Very sensitive to root disturbance, the bulbs can take some years to become well established[200].
Propagation
The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse and should germinate in the spring[200]. Sow the seed thinly so that it does not need to be disturbed for its first year of growth. Give an occasional liquid feed during the growing season to ensure the plants do not become nutrient deficient. Pot up the small bulbs when the plants become dormant, placing 2 bulbs in each pot. Grow them on for another 2 years in the greenhouse before planting them out when they are dormant. Division of offsets in the dormant season[200].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Lycoris radiataSpider Lily, Red spider lily, Nerine Lily, Short tube Lycoris22
Lycoris sanguineaSpider Lily20
Lycoris squamigeraResurrection Lily, Hardy Amaryllis, Magic Lily, Autumn Lycoris, Naked Lady20
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