Hymenocallis spp.




Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,green
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: If you have these on your property, cherish and protect them in their natural settings.
Propagation: Seed or division.
Availability: Specialty providers
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Clay, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: variable


Native Habitats: Wet, all have very specific habitats ranging from edges of salt marshes to spring runs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Florida is home to a number of spiderlilies, mostly rare. Only one, listed separately, is used in landscaping with any frequency. As most are quite showy, there are specialty growers who carry some of them.