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Spider Lily (Hymenocallis festalis)

also Syn.Ismene Festulis, i did a trial regarding these this year, bought some from various places, supermarket packet, poundland,garden centre planted in different ways to see what is best.....
The findings..... size matters of course... i mean bulb size , also the best way is to grow like an amaryllis with the neck out of the compost.....



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its beautiful, i think i planted one of these from a supermarket packet, no flowers yet!

so which was the winner? apart from biggest bulb? and was that the most expensive or least?

25 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki, the best was a packet of three from garden centre and was £5 which was higest price but worth it...

25 Jun, 2012

 

worth knowing, thank you

25 Jun, 2012

 

:-))

25 Jun, 2012

 

great stuff mate

25 Jun, 2012

 

cheers mate :-)

25 Jun, 2012

 

:))) Taking a bit of a break for a while - wanted to comment on pics first :))

25 Jun, 2012

 

Well done Surreylad on your research in growing these. :o)

25 Jun, 2012

 

Size is certainly everything with them, as I discovered last year.
My two main bulbs are 75/80mm in diameter - it only took about six weeks from setting the bulb to bloom with the first one, and have just set the second large bulb.

25 Jun, 2012

 

Fantastic composition! :)))

25 Jun, 2012

amy
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I had some of these one year ,I can't remember how I planted them or even if they are still in a pot somewhere , I think they are stunning ! I will remember your planting advice for another time Slad, thanks ;o)

25 Jun, 2012

 

Beautiful SL :)

25 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Everyone, i do like these...

Meanie, the ones i had that didn't flower which was most were between 40 - 55 mm these ones that have flowered are 70mm so i guess that's the magic number 70+ is needed to flower ...

26 Jun, 2012

 

That seems to be the number quoted on a lot of forums...........

26 Jun, 2012



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