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Hymenocallis

Hymenocallis (Spider Lily)

Hymenocallis (spider lilies) are an easy-to-grow moisture-lover that are a reliable perennial wildflower in the garden. Spider lilies are a tough, low maintenance plant which makes it perfect for rain gardens.


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We can honestly not understand why everyone does not grow the white spider lily, hymenocallis. Hymenocallis is a wonderful genus of bulbous amaryllids...native mostly to the US, Mexico, and Central America. Hymenocallis (white spider lilies) are an easy-to-grow moisture-lover that are a reliable perennial wildflower in the garden. White Spider lily bulbs are tough and low maintenance making them perfect for rain gardens.

In the wild many Hymenocallis (white spider lilies) often grow in or near water or, in a seasonally flooded woodland. However, most hymenocallis perform just as well in an average garden soil. Hymenocallis produce unusual white, spider-like, nocturnally fragrant flowers that are large enough to see from quite a distance. Hymenocallis is definitely a "gotta have it" plant. try growing your white spider lily next to dahlia, buddleia, sarracenia, sabatia, or hibiscus When you are ready to buy spider lily for your perennial garden, check out our online offering of hymenocallis for sale.

There are other genera of plants also called the spider lily... the red and pink flowering Lycoris and the giant flowering genus crinum.