In this post I am sharing my first year growing a Hymenocallis.  You will find a video and a few images featuring this plant I highly recommend trying in most any home garden.

Hymenocallis (Spider Lily) Video

This is my first year growing this plant that is actually a bulb.  I have it growing in a large terra cotta container just off my front porch.  It is LOVING the early morning to early afternoon sun in this spot.  Check out my video below:

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Hymenocallis Growing Tips

Spider Lily in Container

First I want to note that this plant is a bulb that has to be protected from freezing and cold zones.  I am in hardiness zone 5b and this plant is rated t as a perennial for 8-10 therefore it will spend the winter in my dome greenhouse.  If you don’t have a green house you can easily dig up the bulbs or even better use a container so all you have to do is move it!

Hymenocallis (spider Lily) Blooming

The plant is called a spider lily, Peruvian daffodil and summer daffodil but before I knew the name was calling it my ‘Alien Lily’.  Doesn’t it look like an Alien?

On a few websites I found with documentation on this plant it states that is is very fragrant.  Mine is only a lite floral scent when I am about 12 inches from the bloom.  Nothing like some of my hydrangeas or Asian Lilies I have blooming right now. Even though it doesn’t have a strong scent I love the way the flower is taking its time blooming.  In the video I share the vinca plant I have growing in the same container so I will have color after the bulb is done blooming.  Stay TUNED to see what happens after the blooms are done putting on a show for me!


Spider Lily

 Let’s Connect

In conclusion to checking out my post about this unique plant called the Hymenocallis I want to invite you to comment below.  IF you have growing this plant I would love to hear about it.   In the days to come I hope to share how this plant does in my dome greenhouse so stay tuned!

Happy Gardening,

Bren Haas

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