Shinners Spring Spider Lily, Texan Spider Lily
Hymenocallis liriosme

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hymenocallis (hy-men-oh-KAL-is) (Info)
Species: liriosme (lir-RY-ohs-me) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

El Dorado, Arkansas

Westville, Florida

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Austin, Texas

Corpus Christi, Texas

Houston, Texas

Lufkin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 28, 2012, CptnRn from Austin, TX wrote:

This plant grows well in Texas, it is a native. There are accounts of Spanish explorers coming across fields of these in early history records. We often see it growing in the marshy barrow ditches alongside the road between Houston and Rockport, Tx. But have also seen it growing in people's yards around Austin.

Positive

On Oct 9, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This superb North American swamp bulb is native to East Texas, southern Arkansas, Louisiana, coastal Alabama to Mobile Bay, and the adjacent Florida panhandle. The narrow bright green leaves are erect, and the flowers are white with greenish yellow centers. This bulb requires acidic bog conditions or a really moist garden location and blooms March-May. Another great American southern bulb!