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Hymenocallis Festalis

This question was asked by
P. Appleton

Hi there,

I purchased 3 Hymenocallis Festalis bulbs from you earlier this year. They flowered well but I wondered, now the flowers have died, how I should treat the plant/bulb. Any advice would be appreciated (e.g., how to store over winter).

Thanks,

Paul

Hi there,
If planting in the garden, you may need to lift and store your bulbs over the colder months to protect from frost. Lift your bulbs (once the stem and foliage has died back naturally) and store in a cool, dry place like a greenhouse or garage. Place bulbs in a paper bag cardboard box for protection. The bulbs should be cleaned of any soil (you can brush off any excess soil).
If planting in pots, simply bring under cover until the risk of frost has passed.
Hymenocallis Festalis – White (Pack 3 Bulbs) (SKU17669)

The Hart Family

Advice on Hymenocallis Festalis

This question was asked by
C. Bulmer

Dear Sir/Madam,

I bought quite a few Hymenocallis Festalis for this year. They look stunning. Ive had to move and replant a lot of my garden this last weekend, which has meant many have been dug up. Can you tell me am I best putting them back in the ground to die down naturally prior to cleaning them off for winter storage, or could I just let them dry off now in a shed and then move them in for the winter? Your advice is much appreciated, best wishes, Cate

Good afternoon,

It’s fine to dry them off now and then bring them in over winter.

Best wishes

The Hart Family

Hymenocallis Festalis – White (Pack 3 Bulbs)

This question was asked by
Paul Appleton

Hi,

I’m relatively new to growing plant bulbs so could you please advise how to get the bulbs off to the best start. I have already planted them in plastic pots with a mixture of bulb compost and grit. Should I water them as well? And what is the ideally heat? Currently I have them in my summer house but this gets quite cold in the evening.

Thanks for any advice you can give me!

Paul

Hi there,
Your potted up Hymenocallis Festalis bulbs are fine to go outside now. If we have a frost now, it shouldn’t be harsh enough to affect the Hymenocallis. Be sure to water your bulbs regularly.

Loraine Hart

Hymenocallis Festalis – White (Pack 3 Bulbs)

This question was asked by
C. Bulmer

Hi,

A very basic question from a beginner- exactly what does lifting and storing for winter mean? I don’t have a shed or greenhouse, but do have a cool and dry loft, would that be suitable, and do they need to be stored in anything, eg.e soil etc?
thank you
Cate

Good morning,
No that is a good question and one that I’m sure other gardeners would be interested to know. If you have planted your Hymenocallis Festalis in the garden, once it has flowered, cut the flower head off and allow the stem and foliage to die back naturally, remove dead foliage and lift the bulb from the ground. Brushing off any soil. Place the cleaned bulb into a paper bag for example and store in a cool, dry place like a garage, greenhouse or shed. Your Loft will be sufficient too. Once any risk of frost has passed, you can re plant your Hymenocallis Festalis.
If you have planted your bulbs in pots, simply bring the pots under cover during the cold and wet months.

Loraine Hart

How to plant Hymenocallis Festalis

This question was asked by
Chris archer

I have received my delivery, thank you. How should these be planted below the surface or partly above, different info via Internet. Also should they be lifted during winter?

Plant your Hymenocallis Festalis bulbs with their neck and shoulders just above soil level.

Plant in a sunny position with well-drained soil, preferably sandy soil.

Once you see signs of growth and foliage, start to mist with water occasionally with water.

Water the Hymenocallis Festalis regularly.

Hymenocallis Festalis are ideal for planting in pots so they can be easily lifted and stored over winter to protect from the colder climate.

Hymenocallis Festalis (Pack 3 Bulbs) (SKU17669)
Loraine Hart