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Hymenocallis × macrostephana

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.6m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite cream shades
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hymenocallis × macrostephana. This species is a bulbous perennial with lance-shaped medium green basal leaves. The flowers are borne in white-cream or green-yellow umbels of fragrant blooms in the spring or the summer.

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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