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Hymenocallis

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hy-men-oh-KAL-liss
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Fragrant flowers produced on leafless stems; prefers rich, well-drained soil; most thrive with boggy conditions; tolerates sandy or clay soil.  Plant bulbs to a depth of 5 in. (12.5 cm) and space 8 in. (20 cm) apart, 1 bulb in a 5-in. pot.

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area in marshes, shallow streams, and ditches; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennial

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hymenocallis
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, NC, South America
    Distribution:
    Southern Coastal Plain
    Bulb Storage:
    Place container-grown plants indoors and grow them at 55-65 degrees F (13-18C). To store unplanted bulbs, harvest them carefully, leaving soil around the roots, and store dry at 60-70 degrees F (16-21C)
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Water Plant
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    flowers fragrant, white or ivory, 6-parted, funnel-shaped, the 6 stamens connected at base with a thin white membrane
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    basal, strap-like
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    leafless stem
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Poison Part: Bulbs Poison Delivery Mode:  Ingestion Symptoms:  Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Lycorine and other phenanthridine alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Roots