Hymenocallis palmeri

alligator-lily

Amaryllidaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Retain it if in its natural setting. Plant in a moist setting.
Availability: Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck)

Ecology

Native Habitats: Open flatwoods, cypress swamps, wet prairies, savannas, moist but not flooded roadside swales.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: This is one of Florida's more widespread spiderlilies. It is sometimes seen in roadside ditches. It is feasible to transplant this species if a plant rescue is needed. However note, a permit may be required.