Perfumed Fairy Lily, Delicate Lily
Chlidanthus fragrans

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chlidanthus (klid-an-thuss) (Info)
Species: fragrans (FRAY-granz) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Corpus Christi, Texas

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 22, 2008, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very fragrant--probably one of the most fragrant bulbs I have encountered--and I grow a few bulbs. Bury these guys deep to get them to rebloom--keep mulched in winter, can't handle freezes if unprotected and shallowly buried. They also like it dry in winter and are Native to Southern Peru.