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Crinum americanum

Swamp lily

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green tinged purple

Description

Crinum americanum (Swamp lily). A clump-forming deciduous perennial herb from Southern United States. Flowers are creamy-white in early spring and leaves are mid green tinged purple.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

S. United States

Interest and use

Grown for their often fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5C and will need full sun and shelter with rich well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by offsets in the spring or by seeds when fresh or in the spring.

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