The Main Plant entry for Spider Lilies (Hymenocallis)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: All parts are poisonous if eaten
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: When the seeds mature, just toss them on the ground or on the surface of the pot beneath the parent plants. Keep the soil moist. Germination can take up to 3-4 months
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-10-17Florida Spider Lily 018
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Location: my garden; east fenceDate: 2014-07-04
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2017-06-15
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-22 Carolina Spiderlily 002
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2017-06-24
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-08-30
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Location: my garden Date: 2016-06-18
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Location: my garden HW backDate: 2017-06-18
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By pinkiris
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Location: My garden pot WGDate: 2018-07-01
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Location: My garden HWDate: 2018-06-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-07-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-07-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-06-15
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Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 2009-09-29
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 25, 2012 5:51 AM

Native habitats range in the United States from Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, south to the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Mexico where the genus proliferates. The majority of the species occur in Central America and radiate down into the northern portions of South America (Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil) as well.

The plant likes rich soil and ample moisture with good drainage.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 23, 2013 10:47 PM

"Hymenocallis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. It contains more than 60 species native to tropical and subtropical America. They are herbaceous bulbous perennials. The flowers have their stamens united to a characteristic corona. Hymenocallis means "beautiful membrane" in Greek, which refers to the staminal corona that connects the stalks of the stamens for a portion of their length. The plants have large spectacular flowers. Some of the species are known as "spider lilies".

In areas where the ground does not freeze, Hymenocallis can be spectacular members of the summer garden. They like good drainage and grow well in a soil rich with organic matter.

This includes Hymenocallis liriosme, known as 'Shinners spring spiderlily', 'Texan spider lily' (Hymenocallis liriosme), has a distinct yellow center. 'Alligator lily' (Hymenocallis palmeri) is found in southern Florida and has a yellow center. Hymenocallis speciosa produces brilliant flowers from late summer to late autumn."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On June 21, 2018 Bloomed
HW clump and in two pots;
Those in pots were in rect bed and east border at WG
piksihk On June 18, 2017 Bloomed
HW and WG (rect bed)
piksihk On June 18, 2016 Bloomed
East side and rect bed
piksihk On May 1, 2016 Transplanted
4 bulbs from rect bed at WG to HW;
Blooming 6/18/17
piksihk On June 29, 2015 Bloomed
rect. bed and east bed
piksihk On June 18, 2015 Bloomed
east side bed - large clump
piksihk On July 4, 2014 Bloomed
Seedfork On June 12, 2017 Bloomed
First blooms, white spider lilies.
Seedfork On March 5, 2016 Obtained plant
Found Spider Lilies in leaf bags, got four nice clumps started.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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White flowers for spring by sixman Nov 14, 2018 12:28 AM 13
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Semantics & dangling participle give false impression by purpleinopp Mar 19, 2018 6:25 PM 4
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