Linda Meyer
Linda Meyer
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Asked on Jul 27, 2013

What Kind of Plant is This?

Kalman LabovitzLinda MeyerSherrie S
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We transplanted 3 of these plants from my husband's parents home in Jacksonville along with a bunch of Bromiliads a few years ago. They were planted under my cherry tree here in Savannah. They have spread and are blooming now.
what kind of plant is this, gardening
19 answers
  • Mary Insana
    on Jul 27, 2013

    I don't know what it is but it is pretty and I wish I had some :)

  • Carole Andersen
    on Jul 27, 2013

    Swamp Lily. I've seen them hiking down here in SW Florida. Usually grows in and near very wet areas.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 27, 2013

    Exactly as Carole says. Swamp lilies are a type of crinum.

  • Janice R
    on Jul 28, 2013

    this looks similar to the cannalillies I have in my yard they will reproduce on their own each year

  • Tammy@Deja Vue Designs
    on Jul 28, 2013

    looks like it's related to my crinum lilies.

  • Michele Darilek
    on Jul 28, 2013

    I learned from the local nursery that it is called a spider lilly. It blooms once a year thrives in boggy conditions.

  • Luis
    on Jul 28, 2013

    Linda, I love your Swamp lilies to bad I can't have them up here in CT to cold.

  • Sherrie S
    on Jul 28, 2013

    Your plant looked somewhat like mine so I looked up swamp lily and saw my lily was a spider lily. I also learned it was a bog plant. I recently added a bog to my koi pond & now I know I can add these plants to the bog. I really must thank you for your posting @Linda Meyer.

  • Harriet Tate
    on Jul 28, 2013

    I have these in my yard and I asked everyone. Look up Spider lilies...there they will be!

  • Sharon Clyatt
    on Jul 28, 2013

    spider lily, my neighbor has them too:-)

  • Tracey T
    on Jul 28, 2013

    Wow, these are beautiful!

  • Kathy C
    on Jul 29, 2013

    I don't know but they are GORGEOUS!

  • Linda Meyer
    on Jul 30, 2013

    There seems to be 2 thoughts on the name of this plant- Swamp Lily or Spider Lily. I have looked them both up and I believe tit is a Swamp Lily. Thanks all!!!

  • Peg
    on Jul 30, 2013

    it's native to Florida. I've been asking for some seeds for a while, they grow easy. I wanted to plant them along my stream as an annual as an experiment. Otherwise just keep it as a houseplant like an amarylis.

  • Linda Meyer
    on Jul 30, 2013

    Peg- how do I harvest the seeds correctly? I have several flower stalks that have gone by. Perhaps I can send you some.

  • Peg
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Linda, don't cut the flower stems off after all flowering is done. Keep an eye on where the buds were. If they were pollinated, you'll see the neck of the stem starting to swell. It is developing a seed pod. Allow it to completely grow then start to ripen and turn light brown and crispy dry. This is when the seeds can be harvested.

  • Sherrie S
    on Jul 31, 2013

    @Linda Meyer I feel sure you have the Swamp Lily because I have the Spider Lily and although it does resemble your Swamp Lily it is not the same plant. They are both very pretty.

  • Linda Meyer
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Peg- I will do what you say and wait until the pod has matured.

  • Kalman Labovitz
    on Jun 7, 2017

    Sorry I cannot help but it is a beautiful flower
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