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Hymenocallis x festalis ( => Ismene x festalis )

Author:Hort.ex Schmarse.
Family:Amaryllidaceae.
Synonyms:Ismene x festalis,
Hymenocallis festalis,Ismene 'Festalis'.

-Hymenocallis x festalis is a garden hybrid between Hymenocallis longipetala (syn. Elisena longipetala, syn. Ismene longipetala) and Hymenocallis narcissiflora (syn. Ismene narcissiflora).
The hybrid cross was made about 1900 by Arthington Worsley (1861-1944), an English civil engineer with a keen interest in tender bulbs, especially amaryllis.
-Hymenocallis name from Greek 'hymen' membrane, and 'kallos' beauty.

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