Variegated Beach Spider Lily 'Variegata'

Hymenocallis littoralis

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hymenocallis (hy-men-oh-KAL-is) (Info)
Species: littoralis (lit-tor-AY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry


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

Calistoga, California

Cape Coral, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Louisville, Kentucky

Abbeville, Louisiana

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Massillon, Ohio

Corpus Christi, Texas

Garland, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 31, 2016, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted this plant in 2010 and for the next two years it didn't do much of anything. Then in subsequent years, when we got closer to average rain, its emerged again.


On Oct 7, 2010, eliasastro from Athens,
Greece (Zone 10a) wrote:

Very easy and beautiful plants, doing well even grown in pots and not as aquatic plants.


On May 29, 2010, Kiyzersoze from Coral Springs, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

When I first got these plants I wasn't sure what it was so I didn't keep it wet and it wasn't wet at the nursery so apparently it does fine with drying out between watering.


On Jan 16, 2009, bluerose53 from Massillon, OH (Zone 4b) wrote:

These are beautiful plants to grow!!
I obtained "seed-pods" while on vacation, in Nov. 2005. I sent some to my mother in Florida, and she started hers right away. I, myself started my seeds in Jan. 2006. Of course, my mothers' took off and grew faster, being in an ideal climate. (at the time we had no idea what type of plant these were from!) Living in Ohio, and being winter, mine took longer.
During moves, I obtained my mothers' plants, and have been taking care of hers & mine since.
They do fantastic in the spring and summer, outside on my patio. Been growing them now going on 3 yrs. They've gotten huge!! This spring I will need to break them down and re-pot into individual pots, so its easier to handle them over the winter months. I have no problems k... read more