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Crinum × powellii

Crinum

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  • Crinum × powellii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Crinum × powellii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.6m to 1.75m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink, red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Crinum × powellii (Crinum). This species is a late summer flowering bulb. It is easily grown and will provide graceful, fragrant blossoms which are large and plentiful. The leaves are medium green, and will arch into an attractive stalked clump. The flowers are held in clusters on top of a thick stem and each cluster may carry from 12 to 15 blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Central, South America

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, border, cutting bed, naturaliser

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  • Crinum × powellii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Crinum × powellii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need a sunny spot with protection. Watch out; it is poisonous

Propagation

Bulbs should be planted with their necks slightly above the soil.

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  • Grower

    Hello, I've got the white variety of Crinum x powellii growing in the border of my garden. Has been there since we moved in in 2008 and since then has probably…


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