Hymenocallis, oftentimes called Spider Lilies, due to their shape being so similar to a spider, is a genus of South American plants in the Amaryllis family. Producing unique, wide-spreading, nocturnally fragrant, spider-like blooms, typically in white, but you will find some are yellow in color, these flowers are fabulous, easy to grow and add unique look to the garden. Often grow in, or near water, most Hymenocallis perform just as well in an average garden soil.
Hymenocallis is a derivative from the Greek word hymen, meaning membrane, and callos, which means beauty. This name refers to the thin membrane connecting the filaments of the flower. This is a large spectacular flower that adds a truly unique look to the garden.