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Hymenocallis ‘Sulphur Queen’ (Peruvian Daffodil)

Peruvian Daffodil 'Sulphur Queen', Spider Lily 'Sulphur Queen', Ismene 'Sulphur Queen', Ismene x spofforthiae 'Sulphur Queen'

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Hymenocallis 'Sulphur Queen' , Peruvian Daffodil 'Sulphur Queen', Spider Lily 'Sulphur Queen', Ismene 'Sulphur Queen', summer flowers, Fragrant flowers, Yellow Flowers

Award-winning Hymenocallis ‘Sulphur Queen’ (Peruvian Daffodil) is a tender bulbous perennial boasting showy umbels of up to 6 large, deliciously scented, sulfur-yellow flowers in mid to late summer. The flowers open up to look like giant yellow spiders, but these spiders come with a wonderfully sweet fragrance. Resembling a daffodil, each flower features a frilly-edged, pale yellow cup with a green striped throat and 6 spreading petals. The blossoms rise atop leafless stalks, well above the basal foliage of strap-shaped, dark green leaves. Adding flare to borders and containers, this Peruvian Daffodil is a must for the evening garden where its citrus-like fragrance can be enjoyed. 

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in moist, organically rich, well-drained soil. Peruvian Daffodil does not like temperatures less than 59°F (15°C) so do not plant it out too early in the spring and bring it indoors early in the fall before it gets hit with heavy frosts.
  • If you live in a cool area (hardiness zones 3-7) and you want to save your Peruvian Daffodil bulbs for next spring, you may dig them up before the first frost and store them over the winter. Place them in a cool, dry location in a dry medium such as peat or perlite where the temperature remains between 55-60°F (12-15°C).
  • Reliable, easy to grow, generally disease and pest free. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Native to the Americas.

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 9 - 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Amaryllidaceae
Genus Hymenocallis
Common names Spider Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 5" (13cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Hymenocallis latifolia (Perfumed Spider Lily)
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Hymenocallis liriosme (Western Marsh Spider Lily)
Hymenocallis x festalis ‘Zwanenburg’ (Peruvian Daffodil)
Hymenocallis ‘Tropical Giant’ (Peruvian Daffodil)
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Heat Zones 9 - 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Amaryllidaceae
Genus Hymenocallis
Common names Spider Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 5" (13cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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