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Botanical name: Hymenocallis x festalis
Other names: Spider lily, Basket lily, Ismene, Peruvian daffodil, Sea daffodil
Species: H. x festalis - H. x festalis is a tender bulb with green basal leaves. In mid-summer it has a stalkless stem that rises up to hold 3-5 fragrant, bright white, showy flowers with green stripes.
Hymenocallis x festalis is: Deciduous
Flower: White, Striped, Green in Summer
Foliage: Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer
Fragrance: Strong fragrance
Habit: Clump-forming, Compact
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Hymenocallis x festalis (Spider lily) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City
Cultivation: Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soils in full sun. Regular watering during dry periods in spring and summer will ensure successful flowering.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
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This March, I planted six bulbs of this lily, 2 from Waitrose and 2 from Daily Telegraph. Lots of growth but no flowers as at beginning of August. Does it not flower the first year?
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