Common name: Swamp lily
Origin: South Africa
Flower color: dark pink, white
Flowering period: August-September
Average plant height: 10 – 19 inches
Planting depth to base of bulbs: bulb under the ground, neck above ground
Spacing between bulbs: 18 inches
Type of bulb: true bulb
Light requirements: sunny location (morning sun)
Landscape uses: specimen plant in the garden, very often used in pots and containers. Whether planted in a pot or in the garden, protect from frost.
The Crinum is one of the late-flowering summer bulbs. This is a large plant which is usually best grown in pots as a solitary plant. If grown outdoors, bring them inside before winter. If the bulb is well-protected from frost and remains in the same location year after year, it will start flowering even more profusely.
- Crinum x powellii
- Crinum x powellii ‘Album’ – pure white.