- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Needs Winter Protection
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 65 cm
- Bulb Size
- 14/16 cm
- Oranges & Yellows
Hymenocallis Sulphur Queen
The sherbet-yellow blooms of Hymenocallis ‘Sulphur Queen’ will bring a zesty freshness to your garden, offering infinite charm with their fascinating form and captivating fragrance. Resembling the ‘hoop petticoat’ Narcissus Bulbicodium, this striking variety of ‘Peruvian Daffodil’ flowers all summer long. The lightly feathered, flared, trumpet-shaped corolla is surrounded by slender, starry tepals. The petite blooms deliver a powerful, citrus scent, adding to their charismatic appeal. Well-suited to warmer regions and growing in the conservatory or greenhouse, ‘Sulphur Queen’ has been granted an RHS Award of Garden Merit for vigour and superior performance.
Hymenocallis grow best in a sunny, sheltered location.
Plant the bulbs with their tips just above the surface of the soil in borders or containers spaced 20cm apart.
Light, well-drained soil is essential for these unusual plants to thrive. If growing in pots, use an equal mix of loam, good quality multi-purpose compost and sharp sand.
Provide consistent watering, ensuring the soil stays moderately moist.
Bring pots undercover for winter or lift bulbs and store in dry medium such as spent compost once flowering stems have withered in autumn.