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Hymenocallis harrisiana
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Hymenocallis harrisiana

St. Nicholas Star Spider Lily

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Item #: 4131

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Hymenocallis harrisiana is a rarely-seen spider lily that originated from low swampy areas around the region that is now Mexico City, where it is still widely cultivated. The short, rounded, grey-green basal foliage is topped in late July (NC) with up to a dozen 1' tall scapes ending in umbels of very delicate-looking, narrow, white-petalled flowers. The fast-multiplying, tight clumps of Hymenocallis harrisiana make a nice ephemeral spring addition to the moist garden.