Ismene Sulphur Queen

Peruvian Daffodil, Spider Lily

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Daffodil-Like Fragrant Flowers
Soft yellow flowers feature frilly-edged flared cups highlighted with a prominent dark green star center atop six slender petals. The flowers of Ismene Sulphur Queen bestow a citrus-like fragrance and resemble a Daffodil. Long blades of emerald-green foliage emerge in late spring with flowers making their appearance in June – July. Reliable and easy to grow! A recipient of the Award of Garden Merit through the Royal Horticultural Society. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.



Plant Type Bulbs


Height Medium 18-24"

Spacing Plant 8" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-10

Soil Type Normal, Sandy, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

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Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Fragrant

Ismene General Information

Ismene resemble daffodils with a central cup surrounded by narrow long petals. Intensely fragrant especially after dusk. Long, strappy foliage typically emerges first followed by the flower stalk with clusters of 3 to 5 buds. All our accent annuals are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but we can't guarantee annuals to overwinter. Will be an annual except in zones 8-10 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Ismene Plant Care

Hardy in Zones 8-10. Plant bulb with neck and shoulder just above the soil in moist, well-drained soil full sun to mostly sunny. Once the bulbs have sprouted fertilize monthly and keep soil evenly moist. Bulbs must be lifted in fall in zones 3-7 before the first frost. Try to retain as much root as possible. Place in a cool, dry location in peat or perlite. *NOTE: Bulbs must be lifted in zones 3-7.

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Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December