Pima Spider Lily
Item #: 8112
Zones: 7b to 9b, at least
Height: 18" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Hymenocallis pimana, named in 1990, was discovered in the Mexican Sierra Madre Occidental mountains in the states of Chihuahua and Sonora. In the wild, Hymenocallis pimana is found in large colonies near waterways at 6,000' elevation. Pima spider lily is one of the showiest spider lilies we grow. The tight, but fast-offsetting clump is topped with hundreds of white, nocturnally-fragrant flowers in mid-June (NC) held atop 18" tall scapes. Despite its wet origins, we grow it in our desert garden around agaves, where it thrives. The Pima Bajo people also use the bulbs for food, but only after boiling them in lye to remove the natural toxins...perhaps a reason for the paucity of remaining Pima Bajo tribe. We recommend them for ornamental use only.