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A picture of a Peruvian Daffodil

Peruvian Daffodil

Ismene spp.

Ismene narcissiflora HOUTTE by T.Voekler (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

More images of Peruvian Daffodil

A yellow Ismene flower with green leaves
A close up of some white Ismene flowers in a garden
Some white Ismene flowers in a garden
A photo of Peruvian Daffodil

Peruvian Daffodil Overview

Ismene is a genus containing around 11 bulbous perennial species in the Amaryllidaceae family. This genus originates from Peru and Equador in South America and is widely cultivated in other areas for their showy, ornamental blooms. Flowers are large and spider-like, coloured white or yellow and these plants are often confused with species in the genus Hymenocallis. Historically Ismene species were included in the genus Hymenocallis, but to due to reclassification, Ismene is now considered its own distinct genus.

Special features of Peruvian Daffodil

Attractive flowers