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Godfrey’s Spider-lily, St. Mark’s Marsh Spider-lily
Hymenocallis godfreyi

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

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

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)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 14, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This Spider Lily is endemic to a small area in Wakulla County, Florida. It is listed as Endangered due to its limited range. Look for it in the marshy areas near the St. Mark's River.