|This bulbous perennial produces funnel shaped, wavy, fragrant rose-red flowers 3 1/2 to 4 inches long with long reflexed tips flushed or veined blue or purple. Semi-erect trap-shaped leaves of mid-green bear following the flowers. An old fashioned favorite, Lycoris, fondly called Naked Ladies, refers to the fact that these bulbous perennials flower in late summer or early fall after their leaves have disappeared. Plant bulbs in fall so that necks are at surface level. Best if kept dry during summer months while plant is dormant. They are a natural for the Southern garden since dry summers are most often the case than not.