Plant of the Week: Red Spider Lily

Red spider lily (Lycoris radiata) is native to Japan and can grow up to 1 to 2 feet in height. It is in the amaryllis family and sometimes can be referred to as hurricane lily, especially in Florida because it blooms during hurricane season. It has a bright red bloom that is seen from August to September. The spider lily has long dark red stamens that resemble spider legs, which is how the plant was given its common name.

You can find the spider lily near the birthplace of the Garden.11960136_1030724110285317_5562176484295473709_n