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Hymenocallis x festalis (Spider lily)

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Time to maturity
2-5 years
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Botanical name: Hymenocallis x festalis

Other names: Spider lily, Basket lily, Ismene, Peruvian daffodil, Sea daffodil

Genus: Hymenocallis

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: Green, Striped, White in Summer

Foliage: Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer

Fragrance: Strong fragrance

Habit: Clump-forming, Compact

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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.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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