What is it?

« Back to Name that Plant

Date Photo Taken:
Location: Parrott, GA
Posted By: Norma


I found this growing in my cannas. I have no idea what it is or how it got there.

The fronds looked sorta like an amaryllis. The bloom was about 3 inches in diameter with five ‘spoke’ looking tendrils growing from the petal.

It bloomed in late June.


  1. stone Unregistered says:

    Looks like a peruvian daffodil, or maybe a Hymenocallis occidentalis.
    A nice easy bulb.

    October 18th, 2011 at 8:21 am
  2. Norma Flower Fanatic says:

    Thanks stone. I looked at peruvia daffodil and Hymenocallis occidentalis. I’m 99.9% sure it’s the peruvian daffodil.

    Thanks again for the information. I have no idea where it came from or how it got in my garden . .but I LOVE IT!

    October 18th, 2011 at 5:06 pm
  3. Ladybug Barb Registered says:

    I got these via unknown circumstances too, and appreciate knowing more about them. All I had ever heard was them being called Spider lilies.

    October 21st, 2011 at 3:03 pm
  4. Norma Flower Fanatic says:

    These ‘unknown’ circumstances drive me wild! Of course, I’m gonna watch it more carefully in 2012 and will let you know what (if anything) else I find out about them!

    October 24th, 2011 at 2:02 pm
  5. Mary Unregistered says:

    I got these through a Plant Sale; no idea of identification until I found it in Southern Living where it was called Cahaba Lily (grows on the Cahaba River.)

    October 31st, 2011 at 11:39 pm
  6. Nell Unregistered says:

    We call them spider lilies . They have a huge bulb like the crinum lily. They multiply nicely.

    July 11th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Leave a Reply