Hymenoccallis x festalis (Peruvian Daffodil)
A hardy bulb coming from South America. Growing well in the coolest of conditions right through to the tropics, where it is often used as a nature strip planting. In cooler areas is it completely winter deciduous, warmer regions such as Tropical QLD see its lush green foliage remain year round. Much larger blooms than H. Harissiana, the bold flowers have a superb lemon scent, especially in the evening. Large bulbs offered.
- HEIGHT: 50cm
- WIDTH: 20cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant Bulbs
- PLANT DEPTH: Neck slightly exposed.
- PLANT SPACING: 5-10cm
- PLANTING WINDOW: June - September
- FLOWERING TIME: Cold areas over summer. Warm climate from Spring.
- GROWING ZONES: All Australia.
- CUT FLOWER: Short lived, but very elegant.
Hymenocallis need a full sun position or partly shaded position. Prepare your beds to a depth of 20cm, making sure the soil is light and fluffy. Plant the bulbs with the 'fat' end down allowing the neck of the bulb to be slightly exposed. Allow 10cm between each bulb, however a less full result can be achieved if you choose to plant further apart.
If growing your Hymenocallis in a pot, select a high quality potting mix that is free draining. Some gravel in the base of the pot will assist with any drainage issues. Ensure the bulb is well fed and watered right up until dormancy.
Hymenocallis DO NOT require refrigeration and are happy to naturalise in the ground for many years. Feed your bulbs as they come into bloom, and make sure you leave the foliage to fully die down - this feeds and grows NEXT year's flower.