Hymenocallis Festalis – the Peruvian Daffodil

This question was asked by
Paulette D

Could you tell me how to care for a Peruvian Daffodil (Ismene Fistallis) once the flowers turn brown.

Hymenocallis Festalis white

Once your Hymenocallis Festalis has finished flowering, cut the flower heads off and allow the stem and foliage to die back naturally to feed the bulbs for the following year. If you have planted your Hymencaollis Festalis in the garden, you may need to lift and store your bulbs over the colder months to protect from frost. Lift your bulbs and store in a cool, dry place like a greenhouse or garage. Place bulbs in a paper bag or cardboard box for protection. The bulbs should be cleaned of any soil (you can brush off any excess soil).
If you have planted your Hymenocallis in pots, simply bring under cover until the risk of frost has passed.

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

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!

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