Bulbs of Central and
4205 Hymenocallis leavenworthii -- Each: $10.00 / 2 for $15.00
NEW -- A dainty species from high altitude in Mexico where it grows in cool
woodlands. It is unusual in having petiolate leaves. Very rare.
4200 Hymenocallis littoralis ---- Each: $ 7.50
The large flowers are very sweetly scented, and the outer petals
are very long and tapered, giving the flowers an extremely graceful appearance.
Forms large clumps in suitable climates. Central America.
4220 Hymenocallis maximiliani ---- Each: $10.00
A beautiful Hymenocallis that will establish well in southern states.
The elegant white flowers have dangling outer petals, set off beautifully by the
shinystrap-shaped leaves. Mexico. FEW
4240 Hymenocallis palmeri ---- Not available
A miniature Hymenocallis native to Florida which is known there as the
“Alligator Lily”, growing as it does in swamps where alligators themselves are
found! The smaller flowers are tinted greenish and are very fragrant. Needs
4203 Ismene hawkesii -- Each: $12.00 2 for $20.00
NEW -- This small Hymenocallis is from Peru, where it grows at about
6000'. Often included in Hymenocallis. Rare.
4260 Ismene longipetala -- Each: $15.00
Also from Peru, this is a stunning addition to the mild garden, but can also be
grown as a houseplant. It is a large plant, with leaves up to 30" and spidery
flowers held on 36" stems.
All members of the genus Hymenocallis are native to the New World, occurring from the
southeastern United States, through Mexico, Central America and northern South
America. The large showy white flowers are held in an umbel on sturdy stems, and are
characterized by a central cup, similar to a narcissus, with outer petals that are often
very long and tapered. Many species are very sweetly scented, and most enjoy a moist
situation. They make excellent garden plants in suitable climates. Zones 8-10. SHIP
YEAR ROUND For a posting on Hymenocallis see www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com
Ismene is a small genus of about ten species from
Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. They are closely
related to Hymenocallis, with a prominent central
cup, and outer tepals that are elongated. Some
species are very rare, and all are rarely seen in
cultivation. They make excellent greenhouse
plants, and can also be grown as houseplants. In
the southern states of the USA some species are
successful as garden plants. Zone 9-10.
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