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PlantFiles: Spider Lily
Hymenocallis caribaea

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

Synonym:Pancratium caribaeum

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
Orlando, Florida
Dallas, Georgia
Lithonia, Georgia
Payette, Idaho
Chicago, Illinois
Vieques, Puerto Rico



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