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Hymenocallis × festalis

Spider lily

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Features

  • BloomsMay to November
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hymenocallis × festalis (Spider lily). This species will produce evergreen perennial with oblong medium green leaves. The flowers are white fragrant blooms in the spring.

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

When grown under glass use a loam-based potting compost with full light. When grown outdoors grow in moderately fertile moist well-drained soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe.

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