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Wednesday's Flower

Hymenocallis x festalis

Wednesday's Story


This flower exemplifies that for me. I’m feeling like I could definitely use some whimsy in my life these days as I’m spending too much time on the computer and not enough time finding fun and joy in life. This flower will be the perfect reminder, sitting on my desktop (that I spend too much time on) to keep looking for whimsy, adding it to my days and sharing it, too.

Do you have enough whimsy (or fun and joy) in your life? What would you do to have more of it?

points of interest

From spring to summer, a long, smooth, tubular scape produces clusters of 2-5 spidery scented white flowers. Six narrow, curving petals surround a fringed, wide cup formed from fused lower parts of the stamens. The basal leaves are 36” long, evergreen and oblong.

general care

Plant bulbs in autumn with neck and shoulder above soil level. Benefits from moderate to high humidity and bright, filtered or full light indoors or partial to full sun outdoors. Water freely during the growing season and apply a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks. Keep just moist when dormant. Grow in a warm greenhouse where not hardy. In warmer areas, grow in a bed or border, at the base of a warm, sunny wall or in containers.

friday’s flower fact

The Peruvian Daffodil is an amaryllis relative that gets its name from its parents origin and its daffodil resemblance.

Common Names | Peruvian Daffodil, Spider Lily
Botanical Name | Hymenocallis x festalis
Family | Amaryllidaceae
Type | Bulbous perennial
Origin | Garden. Parents from Peruvian Andes.
Zone | 8-10
Flower Height | 32”
Flower Diameter | 3-5”

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Grown and photographed in my cutting garden.

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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