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PlantFiles: Cahaba Lily, Shoals Spiderlily
Hymenocallis coronaria

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

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Category:
Bulbs

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

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral bsandersga On Oct 5, 2003, bsandersga wrote:

The Cahaba Lily grows only in running water on rocky shoals in the lower Piedmont. It is taller and more robust than its swamp cousin Hymenocallis caroliniana It will not survive on land nor in still water and is not known to grow in the Coastal Plain.

Cahaba Lily is also known as Shoals Spiderlily and I have seen it in growing in only one place outside its natural habitat and that was in a water fall rock garden. In comparison, H. caroliniana will grow in a variety of places as long as it is very wet.



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