Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Spider Lily

Spider Lily

Hymenocallis occidentalis

Full to part sun, moderately wet to medium moisture level, rich soil, slightly acid pH.  1-2 feet height, blooms late summer, white flowers.  Reproduces by both bulbs and seed.

Germination Code: ?   Following any pre-treatment, seed requires 3-4 months to germinate and must be constantly moist.

Native Region:  West and Middle Tennessee

Showy, fragrant flowers that look like spidery daffodils.  Bulbous perennial that is good in wet, boggy settings.  Foliage dies back in mid-summer.  Place in full sun only if soil is moist or wet.  Rare in the wild.


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