HAVE: White spider lily - Hymenocallis

LisaApril 22, 2006


White spider lily - Hymenocallis - summer blooming - huge, tantalizing-fragrant white flowers that are nearly 7 inches wide. Has deep green, sword-like foliage and 2-foot tall stems and usually bear from two to nine fragrant flowers. Full to part sun. My die down each winter and come back each year...very low maintenance and self-muliply. Spider lilies are perfect around water features in the landscape. They excel in a tropical-style garden with bananas, elephant ears and ferns. Louisiana iris lovers may want to have bold drifts of white spider lilies separating some of that plant's bright purples, blues or yellows. These are well established bulbs. Would like plants from my WANT list, but I'm open, please ask.


Lily, Monte Negro

Lily, American Spirit

Lily, American Dream

Lily, American Ingenuity

Voodoo Lily - (Amorphophallus bulbifer) 'Ab Ba Ka Dabra'


Amaryllis -lemon-lime

Amaryllis - Papillio

Amaryllis - San Antonio

Amaryllis - Germa

Amaryllis - Lima

Amarylis - Belladonna - (pink)

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis)

Colocasia gigantea 'Giant Elephant Ear'

Vine - Crossvine - (Bignonia capreolata)

Banana pup - Cavendish

Banana pup - Texas Star

Banana pup - Variegated

Banana pup - Raja Puri

Banana pup -

Hosta - 'Fragrant Blue'

Hosta - 'Fragrant Bouquet'

Hosta - 'Fried Bananas'

Hosta - 'Galaxy Light'

Hosta - 'Guacamole'

Hosta - 'Austin Dickinson'

Hosta - 'Stained Glass"

Iris - Chrysographes (black)

German Iris - Snow Mountain (white/dark blue)

German Iris - Cimarron Strip

Dutch Iris - Eye of the Tiger - (brown/blue)

Dutch Iris - Oriental Beauty (yellow blue)

Calla Lily

Lily - Acapulco Lady - (hot pink)

Acanthus (Bears Breech)-spinosus - (mauve)

Alstroemeria (Sweet Laura) (yellow)

Hardy Cyclamen

Hardy Fuchsia

Jack in the Pulpit - Cobra lily

Lily of the Valley -convallaria majalis

Trailing Strawberries 'Bakker's Kingsize'

Arisarum proboscideum (Mouse Plant)

Crinum Lily 'Sangria'

Crinum Lily 'Stars and Stripes'

Crinum Lily 'Carnival'

Iris laevigata 'Variegata' (Striped Water Iris)









Misty Blue

Dryland Blueberries(V. pallidum Ait)

Honeyberry, 'Berry Blue'

Honeyberry, 'Blue Belle'

I'm open, make me an offer...thanks!


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bobbih(z10 San Diego)

I have calla Green Goddess. It can get large, (my older ones are almost 5' tall. The flower is variegated green and white. Used as a long lasting cut flower in the industry. Could trade 4-5 young plants for same number of spiders. Bobbi

    Bookmark   April 23, 2006 at 10:13AM
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Dear Lisa

I am so glad I found your site. I am an artist working in England. I mostly paint botanical subjects and I was given a photograph of the white spider lily last year from a friend who visited South Africa and found one there.

I have since approached The Eden Project in Cornwall, England to see if they had any knowledge of this plant, but they do not. The Eden Project is a major conservation project which has a tropical biome in which the spider lily might thrive.

I would be most interested in finding out what growing conditions the lily likes and whether it would be possible to grow it here in the tropical biome.

I am also interested in how the lily is polenated. With the anthers being so far apart, we thought that it might be Humming Birds that spread the pollen, with the action of its wings.

I would be most intersted to find out as much as possible about this flower as The Eden Project have commissioned a book (the fourth one) and the subject will be exotic flowers.

I have been lucky enough to be published in the last book, and if I can get enough information about the lily and a really good image to reproduce in watercolour, I may be accepted for publication again later on this year.

I see that you have a list of plants you would like to swap, and it may be possible for me to ask the Eden Project if they have any that we can sent you in exchange for a specimen of the Spider Lily.

Its a big ask, but might work, I am going down to Eden in May for a painting day, and will ask the chief horticulturalist then if we can do a swap.

I hope I have not taken up too much of your time and would really love to hear from you regarding this lovely and unusual plant.

With kindest regards

Yours sincerely

Ann Jelley

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 7:23AM
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Are any of these white hem. daylily still avavilable, have many thing you may be interested on my trade list and shoot me an e-mail so we can chat.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 6:50PM
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