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Amaryllidaceae

Hymenocallis

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Hymenocallis narcissiflora

These bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family have unusual flowers that look like a narcissus’s cup surrounded by streamers. The effect is that of a spider with long dangling legs. Some species are heavily scented.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsDramatic flowers with a spidery appearance.

CareGrow deciduous species in full sun or part shade after a dry dormancy. Evergreen plants like damp, fertile soil in the shade.

PropagationDivide clumps in winter, or start new plants from offsets or from fresh, ripe seed.

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