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Hymenocallis ‘Sulphur Queen’

Spider lily

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Hymenocallis ‘Sulphur Queen’ (Spider lily). Bears fragrant, yellow-green flowers with spreading petals in late spring to late summer, and strap-shaped, basal, dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their fragrant flowers, somewhat like those of large daffodils.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Plant in early summer, lifting for winter in cold districts. Alternatively, grow in a heated greenhouse, reduce water in winter, without drying out completely then repot in spring.

Propagation

Offsets in spring or early summer.

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