Perfumed spiderlily (Hymenocallis latifolia) in the Spider Lilies Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 3 feet to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet to 5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
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: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

This spider lily is native to Florida

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 25, 2012 4:08 AM

Hymenocallis latifolia is a medium to large plant native to Florida and the Antilles islands. It has also been found in Yucatan.

The flower tube is 4 to 6 inches long, and the cup is larger and free of the tepals. The long tapering leaves are very sharply pointed.

As it ages, the bulb develops a short neck that can reach 4 inches in diameter.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 25, 2013 1:44 PM

The Perfumed Spider Lily is a native here in the central and southern part of Florida. H. latifolia grows 4 feet in height, with thick narrow 18 to 36 inch long leaves that form directly from the base of the plant, growing in an upright and arching fashion. The large tubular white flowers consist of 6 long narrow petals that abruptly bend downwards below the funnel shape, dangling like spider legs, hence the common name Spider Lily. Blooming in spring, summer and fall the flowers appear in groups on long fleshy flower stalks. Habitats for the Perfumed Spider Lily consist of coastal sites, mangrove swamps and dune margins. Hymenocallis latifolia is extremely salt tolerant, making it an ideal plant for coastal gardens.

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