Harper's Beauty
Harperocallis flava

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Harperocallis (har-per-oh-KAL-is) (Info)
Species: flava (FLA-vuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 18, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This rare plant has a very limited range in the Florida Panhandle. Only 3 colonies are known. Endemic to that area, they have been overcollected from the bogs and wetlands they inhabit.

The 6 petaled yellow flowers are green below, and turn completely green when the fruit is ripening. The grassy foliage is rather stiff.