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Crinum

Crinum
 

Popular name: Swamp lily

 

Origin: South Africa

Flower colour: dark pink, white

Flowering period: August-September

Average plant height: 60 - 120 cm

Planting depth to base of bulbs: bulb under the ground, neck above ground

Spacing between bulbs: 45 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Light requirements: sunny location (AM sun)

Landscape uses: solitary plant in the garden, very often used in pots and containers. Whether planted in a pot or in the garden, protect from frost.

Crinum is one of the late-flowering summer bulbs. Crinum is big and usually best grown in pots as a solitary plant. If grown outdoors, bring them inside before the winter. If the bulb is well-protected from frost and remains in the same location year after year, it begins to flower even more profusely in the following years.

Principal varieties:
Crinum Powellii and Crinum Powellii 'Album' - pure white.