Yellow Spider Lily

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Yellow Spider Lilies are unique, with sturdy slender stems and exotic, spider-shaped blossoms. With their bright, tropical feel, Yellow spider lilies are best suited for warmer climates and bloom in late summer. Fragrant, deer resistant, and delightful in containers. (Lycoris aurea)
Zones 5 - 10
Deer Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 12-24" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate summer
Item Package SizeBag of 1

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

The yellow spider lily is from the Lycoris family. It’s cultivated as ornamental plants in Japan and China. In Japan it is used to line edges of rice patty fields in the summer. In the United States they are often called hurricane flowers.

Plant Care

Spider Lilies multiply over time and require full sun to part shade in the winter. Spider lilies adapt to many types of soils but prefer well drained soil. They are fairly drought tolerant and require only small amounts of water. The spider lily will present a cluster of leaves in the fall, but then will die back in late spring to early summer. In late summer blooms will appear atop a long, leafless stalk. Once it blooms, the flowers are dramatic with curled tepals and long curved stamens. You can dig up and divide bulbs once every two to four years to avoid overcrowding. Best time to divide is in summer after the foliage dies or in the fall when the flowers fade.

Best Use

Spider lilies are so dramatic on their own; they do best planted in mass and border plantings. Mass plantings are usually a flower bed full of the lilies. Some examples of border plantings are, a line along a walkway, decorate fence and around an ornamental tree.  

More Information
Common Name
Spider Lily Yellow
Botanical Name
Lycoris aurea
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Strap-shaped green leaves.
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
10-12 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time
Late summer
Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 5-10
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Unit
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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