Alphabetical Plant Listing

Hymenocallis liriosme (Western Marsh Spider Lily)

Texas Spider Lily, Spring Spider Lily, Spider Lily, Louisiana Spider Lily, Western Marsh Spider Lily, Choretis galvestonensis, Hymenocallis eulae, Hymenocallis galvestonensis


Hymenocallis liriosme (Western Marsh Spider Lily) is a bulbous perennial boasting elegant and unusual-looking, sweetly fragrant flowers from late winter to early fall. The flowers open up to look like white spiders, each exquisite blossom featuring a central cup and 6 incredibly long, slender, petal-like tepals. They are borne atop leafless stalks that rise from a basal clump of arching, narrow, strap-shaped, glossy green leaves, 1-3 ft. long (30-90 cm). Native to the southeastern United States, Western Marsh Spider Lily grows naturally along marsh and pond margins, swamps, alluvial woods and ditches. Adding flare and fragrance to moist borders, bog gardens, water gardens or along streams and ponds, Western Marsh Spider Lily can be brought indoors in the fall and overwintered as a houseplant.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in humus-rich, fertile, consistently moist to wet soils. This plant will grow in standing water up to 2 in. deep (5 cm) and will tolerate seasonal flooding. Soils must never be allowed to dry out.
  • Reliable, easy to grow, generally disease and pest free. Keep an eye out for snails, caterpillars and mealy bugs.
  • Plant bulbs 4 in. deep (10 cm) and 6-10 in. apart (15-25 cm).
  • Remove foliage after it turns yellow.
  • Native to the southeastern United States.

Not sure which Hymenocallis to pick?
Compare All Hymenocallis

Buy Hymenocallis liriosme (Western Marsh Spider Lily)

Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Hymenocallis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Wet Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Water Gardens

Buy Plants


Tohuwabohu1976/Shutterstock

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Hymenocallis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" – 10" (15cm – 25cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Wet Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Water Gardens

Plant Calculator

How many Hymenocallis liriosme (Western Marsh Spider Lily) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Hymenocallis liriosme (Western Marsh Spider Lily)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.