Peruvian Daffodil
Hymenocallis festalis 'Zwanenburg'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hymenocallis (hy-men-oh-KAL-is) (Info)
Species: festalis (FES-tuh-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Zwanenburg
Synonym:Ismene festalis

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Atlanta, Georgia

Divernon, Illinois

Calabash, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 25, 2012, onthelevel from Calahoo
Canada wrote:

I too purchased these bulbs at a Walmart. I planted them late in a raised box next to a concrete wall facing south. I should mention that we are in zone 4! Much to my delight, they not only grew approximately 28" tall, but produced 3 lightly fragrant flowers per stem! It is now late September and we have had several frosty nights already. Since the foliage is still so green and hardy, I will most likely wait until mid October to up root them and store them until planting in late May, early June of 2013. They received no special treatment and were quite wet most of the summer as we have had an unusually high amount of precipitation, however, that being said, it is now extremely dry so I did water them this past week. Their survival will be dependent on their winter storage. Will let all kno... read more

Positive

On Dec 11, 2009, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Mine are grown in large containers and overwintered dry in the basement. Flowers have a wonderful 'sculptural' quality. Seems pest-proof. Forms quite large bulbs that form offsets. Also known as Ismeme