The Q&A Archives: Spider Lily Or Peruvian Daffodil

Question: Hello,
I know you carry a huge selection of plants since most of what I see at nurseries has your tags on it.
I am looking for Peruvian Daffodil (also referred to as Spider Lily or Ismene), either potted, or fresh cut (for my wedding on June 20th!!!). Would you have any, or can you suggest where to find them?

Thank you soooo much.


Answer: I'm afraid there's a real confusion over the plant you're looking for! Peruvian Daffodil is Hymenocallis narcissiflora, alternately called Ismene; Spider Lily is Crinum asiaticum. These are botanically different plants - but their appearance is similar. Monrovia does not grow these plants, but I think I found a source for you - Worldwide Exotics, Inc., 10260 Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342, phone 818-890-1915. Give them a call to see if they have the plants you're looking for.

Good luck with your search, and best wishes to the Bride and Groom!

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