Peruvian Daffodil Giant White Spider Lily Hymenocallis Festalis



Very Large White Single
Blooms quite often

Stem Cutting – This is an unrooted cutting for those who prefer to root their brugmansias themselves. Cutting will be woody, with lenticels, or “nubbies” for easy rooting. Cutting will be at least 3/4″ in diameter and at least 8 inches long.

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Bulbs are in Bud and Bloom now. If you order now, plants will be sent Priority Mail

Reliably winter hardy to USDA Zone 8. In St. Louis, bulbs must be lifted in early fall. Best grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Soils must never be allowed to dry out. Plant bulbs 4” deep and space 8-12” apart in mid-spring. Garden grown bulbs must be lifted in fall after foliage die back and before first frost. Dig carefully (try to retain as much root as possible), dry and store in a cool, dry location (high 50s) in a dry medium such as peat or perlite. For containers, plant in spring with the necks of the bulbs slightly above the soil surface. Container grown bulbs may be overwintered in the containers by withdrawing moisture as the foliage begins to die back and storing pots indoors in a cool, dry location.

Hymenocallis × festalis is commonly called spider lily, basket lily and Peruvian daffodil. It is a deciduous, bulbous, hybrid perennial of garden origin that looks like a spidery daffodil with extremely narrow perianth (petal-like) segments. Features a basal clump of linear, strap-shaped, amaryllis-like leaves (each to 36” long) growing directly from the bulb. In summer, from the center of the foliage rises a solid scape (to 30” tall) that is topped by an umbel of 2-5 fragrant, white, spidery flowers (to 5” across). Each flower has six (6) extremely narrow, outward-spreading-to-reflexed perianth segments and a daffodil-like staminal center cup (corona). Synonymous with and formerly known as Ismene × festalis.

Genus name comes from the Greek words hymen meaning a membrane and kallos meaning beauty in allusion to the membrane uniting the stamens.

The hybrid name festalis means “festive” or “bright”.

Common Name: spider lily
Type: Bulb
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Native Range: Garden origin
Zone: 8 to 10
Height: 2.00 to 2.50 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy, Fragrant


Orders will be shipped as dry bulbs. The more you order, the more you save, since the shipping price doesn’t change.

We are a licensed Georgia Department of Agriculture Live Plant Grower. License #39793

Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guarantee that plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation.