How to plant Hymenocallis

Hymenocallis are tender perennials and must be kept away from frost. They require mild to warm conditions to sprout and are therefore best started off in a heated greenhouse or indoors in the spring.

— Plant into pots between March and May using multipurpose compost, and grow them on indoors or in a warm greenhouse. They can be grown indoors throughout the season or transplanted outside from May onwards. Alternatively, you can plant them straight outside in May.

— Plant the with the neck of the bulb exposed.

— Space the bulbs around 10-15cm apart from each other in borders or containers. They don’t need a lot of space, one bulb usually fits into a 6” pot where it will be happy through the season. You could fit three in a 12” pot.

— When planting outdoors, choose a sheltered position in full sun with free-draining soil..

— Water-in after planting and continue to water regularly when in growth. Allow the soil to become almost dry between watering. Don’t allow the bulbs to sit in wet soil whilst dormant.

Planting instructions