Beach Grower

October 30, 2008

Category: Growing Daffodils

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Greetings All
This and several others were growing on a Beach in Northern Cyprus, I expect some of you can name it for me.
Best Regards

5 responses to “Beach Grower”

  1. James Akers, England James Akers says:

    Hymenocallis the spider lily


    James Akers


  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    Thank you, Henry.  This makes more sense than James’s suggestion that it is Hymenocallis, since Hymenocallis is native to Mexico and the southern U.S.
    Mary Lou

  3. Tom Stettner, Ohio Tom Stettner says:

    If you search the internet for Peruvian Daffodil, you’ll see lots of stuff and this exact same flower pictured many times. Here’s a good site to review:
    It quotes the botanic family tree as: Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Hymenocallis (hy-men-oh-KAL-is) (Info) Species: festalis (FES-tuh-liss) (Info)
    this is also sold in pots around our area although a bit rare. I’ve known a few people who grew it quite easily. it’s a novelty for some, rather plain but enjoyable.
    Tom Stettner Southwest Ohio Daffodil Society Getting ready to plant and be worn out next week. What a way to spend a vacation!.
    —- Mary Lou Gripshover < title=> wrote:

  4. Tom Stettner, Ohio Tom Stettner says:

    Henrys quote resembles the original photo much more than the Peruvian Daffodil information that I sent. That’s amazing, for 2 very closely ID’d flowers to be so far apart in the world!..
    —- Mary Lou Gripshover < title=> wrote:

  5. Ivor Clark says:

    Many Thanks, in particular to Henry in Rome,Tom and J.S. for your detailed reply,and every one else who gave their thoughts on my beach grower.