Hymenocalis Festalis

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The beautiful flowers of Hymenocalis (also known as Ismene) resemble gracefully misshapen daffodils with long curly petals. The stamens project from the cut edge perianth. They do well in pots or borders; plant in a well drained; sheltered position. Highly recommended and last well as a cut flower.

QuantityPrice per unit
1 £0.76
2 - 4 £0.71
5+ £0.62

From Original price was: £1.52.Current price is: £0.76. (inc. VAT)
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Minimum 5 bulb(s)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: White
  • Height: 50cm

    Good For:

    • Beds/borders
    • Bees
    • Cut flowers
    • Fragrance
    • Pots

    How to grow:

    • Hardiness: Protect from frost
    • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
    • Position: Full sun
    • Bulbs per m2: 25
    • Planting depth: 15cm

    Water regularly and feed every 2-3 weeks. Place in a sheltered sunny position in humus rich soil.

    Over winter keep in pots

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    More Information

    Hymenocalis Festalis Bulbs, sometimes known as Ismene festalis or the Spider Lily, is an eye-catching bulbous perennial native to Central and South America. Its tall stalks can reach up to two feet high, bearing multiple flowers with recurved petals resembling spider legs. These delicate blooms come in shades of pink and white. Ismene festalis is a low-maintenance flowering plant that will add a splash of color and texture to any garden or landscaping design.

    In order to care for Hymenocalis Festalis properly, it’s important to understand its growing requirements. This plant prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter and slightly acidic (5.5–6 pH). It enjoys full sun or partial shade and should be planted about 6–10 inches apart in groups of three or more. Ismene festalis is a relatively drought-tolerant plant, but it will benefit from occasional watering during dry periods. It also requires regular fertilizing with a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer throughout its growing season to encourage healthy foliage and blooms. Once the flowers have finished blooming, you can cut back the stalks to promote new growth. In cold climates, it’s important to mulch heavily around the bulbs to protect them during extreme temperatures. It may be worth lifting them and storing them over winter.

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