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Crinum powellii & C. x powellii 'Album'

Swamp Lily

Location:

The Terrace

Description:

Bulbous perennials, sometimes evergreen, forming a tuft of strap-shaped, bright green leaves, with umbels of fragrant, trumpet-shaped light pink flowers to 12cm in width, on stems to 1.5m, during summer. 'Album' is the white flowered form

Site and Care:

Grow in moist but well-drained, deep, humus-rich, fertile soil of any type. Despite its common name it does not tolerate waterlogging and may need some protection from frosts in colder areas. Keep neck of the bulb just proud of the soil. Propagate by seed sown in containers with bottom heat when ripe or by offsets in spring.