What’s this plant?
Q What’s this mystery bulb in our garden? RON & LINDA EYDMANN, BY EMAIL
A Your bulb is hymenocallis (ismene or spider lily), a beautiful bulb that’s hardy in mild areas, though is most frequently grown in a pot so it can be given frost protection in winter. The elegant flowers are produced in summer and last several weeks. Keep the plant well watered and fed in summer and allow it to die down in autumn. Keep it almost dry over winter.