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HYMENOCALLIS FESTALIS (ISMENE)

HYMENOCALLIS FESTALIS (ISMENE) PURE WHITE FLOWERS WITH GREEN STRIPES
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HYMENOCALLIS FESTALIS (ISMENE)


 
CATEGORY PERUVIAN DAFFODIL MAIN PICTURE STOCK PHOTO ONLY
BLOOMS SUMMER
HEIGHT 45 CM






 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Please Make Sure When Buying These Bulbs That You Don’t Buy Too Small A Bulb Or They Won’t Flower, They Will Only Throw Green Leaves For A Couple Of Years. These Bulbs Are A Flowering Size.

“Hymenocallis” Is A Group Of Bulbs That Are Natives Of Tropical America, Peru, Africa And The United States. Hymenocallis Means “Beautiful Membrane” Which Refers To The Corona That Connects The Stalks Of The Stamens For A Portion Of Their Length.

Their Attractive Showy Flower Resembles Both Daffodils And Lilies, So Their Common Names Reference Both Of These Flowers. Some Common Names Include Spider Lily, Basket Lily, Ismene, Peruvian Daffodil, Sea Daffodil And Summer Daffodil.

“Hymenocallis Festalis” Has Received The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award Of Garden Merit (Agm) Which Is For Plants Of Outstanding Excellence.

This Garden Variety Spider Lily Is A Perennial Bulb Grown For Its Exotic Frilly White Flowers And Handsome Green Foliage. The Large White Flowers Are Noteworthy Both For Their Intricate Design And Fragrance. These Strongly Scented 4-Inch Flowers Are Borne Atop 2-Foot, Leafless Flower Stalks In Midsummer. Each Stem May Hold 2-5 Flowers, Which Are White With Green Stripes And Lovely Spiralling, Recurved Petals Around A Central Cone.

The Terminal Umbrels Of Fragrant Flowers Resemble Spidery Daffodils, Each With 6 Narrow Petals And A Large Cup With Projecting Stamens. The Arching Petals Are Delicate And Slender And The Filaments Are Attached By A Fine Web-Like Tissue Into A Cup Shape.

The Lush, Glossy Green Amaryllis-Like Foliage Forms A Dramatic Clump That Multiplies Well When Kept Moist. The Leaves Are Basal, Strap-Shaped Or Oblong And Mid To Dark Green.

“Hymenocallis Festalis” Are Easy To Grow And Prefer Light Shade, Particularly In The Hottest Part Of The Day. It Thrives In Fertile Organic-Rich Soil With Average To Good Drainage Plant 12.5cm (5”) Down And Make Sure The Necks And Very Tops Are Above The Soil Layer. Well Suited To Mixed Beds They Can Also Be Grown In Pots And Containers. They Make An Ideal Cut Flower And Have A Very Long Vase Life.

When Frost Threatens In The Late Autumn, Dig Up The Bulbs If They Are In The Ground Carefully Leaving Soil Around The Roots And Put Them In A Well-Ventilated Shady Place On Their Sides Until The Leaves Wither. Cut Off The Leaves And Store The Bulbs Upside Down Over Winter In Dry Peat. When There Is No More Frost In The Spring They Can Be Replanted.

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