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Crinum kirkii

Spider lily

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.9m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Crinum kirkii (Spider lily). A long leaved bulbous plant with a perianth tube to 10cm coloured green and white striped red flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Bulb

Origin

E Africa

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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