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Crinum × powellii ‘Album’

Crinum

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height1m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPure white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Crinum × powellii ‘Album’ (Crinum). This plant has a long neck bearing a group of semi-erect, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves. In late summer or autumn, fragrant, widely funnel-shaped, white flowers are borne on leafless flower stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Central, South America

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, border, cutting bed, naturaliser

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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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    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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