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Crinum longifolium

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Features

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

Description

Crinum longifolium. This species is a deciduous perennial. The leaves are curved and pale to medium green. The flowers are produced in umbels of white to pink fragrant blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

South 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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