What would be a good planting site for the magic lily?
The magic lily (Lycoris squamigera) is a rather intriguing plant. Other common names include resurrection lily, surprise lily, hardy amaryllis, and naked lady. The life cycle of Lycoris squamigera is different from most other plants. Long, strap-shaped leaves emerge in early spring. The leaves persist through spring and then die back to the ground in early summer. In late summer, flower stalks suddenly appear. Pink, lily-like flowers are produced atop 18- to 24-inch-tall, leafless flower stalks.
The magic lily performs best in partial shade to full sun in well-drained soils. Plant bulbs 4 to 5 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart. Since the dying foliage is rather unsightly, interplant the magic lily with other perennials.