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Crinum x powelli

Crinum

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

One of Stephen Lacey's favourite autumn-flowering bulbs, Crinum x powelli has fragrant, pink, funnel-shaped flowers. It blooms most prolifically when its root run is restricted. As a result of this plants grown in containers should only be potted on when absolutely necessary. While it is described as hardy, gardeners in colder areas may be best growing it in pots so it can be brought indoors to avoid the worst of the winter weather. Plant in spring, with the neck of the bulb just above soil level.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Crinum

Species: x powelli

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 150cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: February to March


Reader reviews


84cd28db49269ee53fe3c4aa6ace09c5

hi my Crinum has out grown my small garden, what would be best for the plant divide into lots of plants or leave it.


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