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Peruvian Daffodil, Spider Lily
Hymenocallis harrisiana

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hymenocallis (hy-men-oh-KAL-is) (Info)
Species: harrisiana

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:

Non-patented

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:

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Huntington Beach, California

Northridge, California

San Jose, California

Albany, Georgia

Shreveport, Louisiana

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Tabor City, North Carolina

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Midland, Texas

Rockdale, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 11, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

harrisiana - (picture in the 2007 catalogue is incorrect - sorry!) native of Mexico, these white beauties are a bit smaller and narrower petaled than the others; lovely, star-shaped, narrow gray/green leaves; zones 9-11; 12"-18" tall; 14/16cm bulbs; 1840.

--------Info. from Brent & Becky's catalog.