Hymenocallis palmeri

Alligator-lily

Amaryllidaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:
Phenology:Blooms spring-fall. Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Retain it if in its natural setting. Plant in a moist setting.
Propagation:Seed and division of clumps
Availability:Seed, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:

Moth-pollinated, especially sphinx moths.

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

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General 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.