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Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant Sister'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant Sister'

Tropical Giant Sister Spider Lily

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Item #: 7982

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Mexico

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

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Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant Sister' is an amazing hymenocallis that makes a 3' wide clump of 30" long, glossy green leaves topped, starting in mid-June, with numerous 4'+ tall flowering spikes. The nocturnal, sweetly-fragrant flowers are composed of a central white cup, surrounded by long white sepals measuring an amazing 11" from tip to tip. Each spike holds up to a dozen flowers on long 6" pedicels. For us, it is the earliest flowering of the giant Mexican spider lilies, starting in late June (NC)...nearly a month before Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant', which appears to be a different species. Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant Sister' prefers a moist soil, but is very tolerant of extended dry periods. Thanks to the late bulb guru, Thad Howard, for sharing this just prior to his death.

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