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Hymenocallis festalis
Common Name: Peruvian Daffodil Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Hymenocallis festalis, also known as Ismene, resembles a pure white, spidery daffodil with a round corona, long, thin filaments, orange stamens, a greenish yellow throat, and long, narrow, arching petals. The flowers of Peruvian daffodil or spider lily are fragrant and are borne on stems 1-2 feet tall above the Amaryllis-like foliage. Grow in a protected location outdoors in zone 8 or as a pot plant brought in as a houseplant in winter.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - Central and South America

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light Exposure Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness8-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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