Crinum × powellii

1 bulb £7.99
available to order from winter 2021
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Buy Crinum × powellii Powell lily or swamp lily: An impressive sight in late summer and early autumn

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: deep fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
  • Bulb size: 20+

    Originating from stream edges and lakesides in tropical regions, this tall bulbous perennial is an impressive sight in late summer and early autumn when the arching mound of strap-shaped leaves is crowned with large pink trumpets, which have a light perfume. One of the hardier forms, it likes a sunny spot with reliable moisture.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in a sheltered spot in spring, with their neck just above soil level. During the growing season water frequently and keep moist after the plant has finished flowering. Protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch in autumn and winter.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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