Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs

 
White Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs, Hymenocallis festalis, Peruvian Daffodil or Spider Lily

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Fabulously fragrant Peruvian Daffodil is a white wildflower is native to South America. Easy to grow and striking in the garden or vase. (Hymenocallis festalis)

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 14-16" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Bag of 3 - Bulb Size: 18 cm
SKU 18BULB3
This is one of the great wildflower blooms of the South American tropics. Even the Florida Everglades has a species of white Spider Lily.' They're famous for their very strong sweet fragrance, they grow quickly, and they make a wonderful show in the garden or in a vase.

From a gardener who's grown it: 'I decided to grow the Peruvian Daffodil for myself. I'm glad I did! Of course I was amazed by the beauty and fragrance of this flower, but I was also amazed by how fast it grew once I planted the bulb. In a few days, the new growth broke the surface of the soil. In less than two weeks, the bulb produced plenty of healthy leaves and started to send up it's flower stalk.

In less than a month, the first flower bud was in full bloom! The flower stalk produced four flowers that year. As the weather cooled, I stopped watering in preparation for the dormant period. When I pulled the bulbs out of the soil, I was surprised by how many new bulbs that were produced. And the original bulb was larger than when first planted. The largest of the newly formed bulbs was as big as the original when first planted. It produced a flowering stalk the following year.' ...from a subscriber at DavesGarden.com, gardening in Cleveland, OH.

SKU 18BULB3
Common Name Peruvian Daffodil or Spider Lily
Botanical Name Hymenocallis festalis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 14-16" tall
Bulb Size 18 cm
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-3" deep
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsPeruvian Daffodil Bulbs
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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3.0

Beautiful healthy leaves, but no flowers

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from Schenectady, New York

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs:

      I have had Peruvian lilies before and loved watching them bloom. This batch never bloomed at all. I know the bulbs were healthy because there were beautiful leaves, and they're still alive. I will try to preserve the bulbs over the winter and try them again next year. These bulbs were planted in a pot.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      beautiful flowers

      By 

      from Austin, TX

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      Pros

      • All Bulbs Grew
      • Easy to plant

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs:

          I ordered these as Christmas presents, planted them, and gave them to friends when the bulbs started sprouting.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Superb plant

          By 

          from Devils Lake ND

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            Cons

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                Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs:

                A friend from B.C. sent a photo of her daughter's plant in bloom. We took a chance on growing them in ND weather, so grew them in a large clay pot on the east side deck. This made them portable if the weather turned cold, and safe from visiting deer. The plants grew over 3 feet tall and needed supports. Two of them produced three blooms each and one produced five spectacular blooms. When we were on the local Garden Tour, everyone said "What is that plant!" It was spectacular.'

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exotic show-offs!

                By 

                from San Leandro, CA

                Pros

                • Easy
                • Grow Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs:

                    I tucked a couple of these into my bulb garden in back, and then a couple more in the front bed. Of the two in back, one bloomed with two flower heads, but the other hasn't bloomed at all. The two in the front bed both bloomed this week, looking very wild and exotic and framing the rose bush.

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Non-blooming

                    By 

                    from Lawrence, KS

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Did not bloom

                      Best Uses

                      • Containers

                      Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs:

                      Planted bulbs in container with Miracle-gro potting soil shortly after receiving them. Bulbs came up quickly but have not bloomed, yet(Sept.8). I have planted these before and they always bloomed prolifically. I am so disappointed.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      exotic beauty

                      By 

                      from NJ

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs:

                        This exotic beauty is my favorite flower!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I love this plant. It is so unique,

                        By 

                        from Minneapolis, MN

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Fragrant
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden

                          Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs:

                          This flower is beautiful and lasted a week when cut.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A must have! I would buy repeatedly !!

                          By 

                          from Lynchburg, Va.

                          About Me Master Gardener

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Fragrant
                          • Hardy
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors
                            • Patio
                            • Pool Area

                            Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil Bulbs:

                            This product can be used to fill in, as a background for lower lying flowers, or as an accent around trees,at woods,pools, walway etc... edges

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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