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PlantFiles: 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)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CptnRn 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 dmj1218 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!


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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