Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant' (Small) - 1 bulb
- 1 small bulb
- Planting Time:
- When Available
- Bloom Period:
- Late June and July
- Bloom Size:
- 6" Spidery Blooms
- Planting Depth:
- The height of the bulb - allow the very tip to be visible above the dirt.
- Partial Shade to Full Sun
- Very Reliable
Hymenocallis 'Tropical Giant'
Around our company, we often just call this bulb, the "Tropical Giant." Unlike other varieties of Hymenocallis, this bulb tends to be the most versatile and cold hardy. Often called a spider lily along the Gulf Regions of the Southern United States, the foliage is long and strong, with a crisp dark green color. The foliage continues to look nice through the summer, making it a favorite accent plant used by landscapers in public gardens (i.e. take a walk along the River Walk in San Antonio and you'll see plenty of them a short distance from the Alamo). In the summer, around late June and July, spidery white blooms appear in an extremely prolific manner. During the height of their bloom they appear like solid balls of white from a distance. The foliage will get tall, reaching as high as 3-4 feet, and mixes well with other perennials like esperanza, salvia, lantana, fall blooming asters, malvaviscus, etc.
As one of the most cold hardy varieties for this semi-tropical plant, they are known for multiplying quickly and surviving freezing temperatures. On the other hand, I've seen them on the Yucatan Peninsula and across Belize where they grow with reckless abandon and never go dormant. In our Zone 8, where we recently reached 3 degrees F., a little mulch is always a good idea. The foliage will die back with the first frost, but the bulbs are fine. This is a great opportunity to clean around the beds, cut back your other perennials, and plant plenty of daffodils, snowflakes, and other spring blooming bulbs that will carry your garden through the winter months.
The lush foliage in the summer time is a great home for anoles, some of our favorite lizard friends.
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