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Hymenocallis speciosa

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to December
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourGreen white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hymenocallis speciosa. This species is an evergreen perennial. The leaves are broadly elliptic to oblong and medium green. The flowers are borne in umbels of green-white scented blooms from the autumn to the winter.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W. Indies

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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