Hymenocallis latifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Mangrove Spiderlily, Perfumed Spiderlily


Plant Specifics

Size:2-4 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms in spring.
Habitats:Shell mound, maritime hammock, coastal strand, beach dune, mangrove swamp (edges), estuarine (brackish) swamp.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower beds. This can be a large plant and it will multiply, so give it space.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



  • Pollinated by sphynx moth. (Hammer, 2014, Everglades Wildflowers).
  • Attracts insects (fragrant).