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Crinum moorei

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.45m to 1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Crinum moorei. This South African species is quite cold hardy. It has large lily-like, white pink flowers . The very broad strap-shaped leaves usually die back as flowers open in late summer. Remaining is a clump of large, very long-necked bulbs protruding above the ground. Flowering stems are 1m tall and are topped by the umbels of nodding flowers. It is easily grown in shade. ‘Cape Dawn’ is a delicate pink form.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their often fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Seeds, bulbs or sets, division. Bulbs should be planted with the neck of the bulb above ground level.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to damage from caterpillars, snails and slugs.

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