30-11-07

Crinum x powelli

Crinum  x powelli, haaklelie, la crinole (picture)

 H. 1.20  Flowering season : 7/9. Plant in Spring.  Crinum needs full sun and well-drained, though not dry, humus soil. They develop best if you leave them undisturbed for many years. Long strap-shaped leaves (1m).  Out of the middle of the loaf rosette comes a tall stem with several lily-alike flowers over a period of weeks. A magnificent bulbous plant that mostly is cultivated in pots.  In our garden the crinums grow in the borders and are protected in winter with leaves.  They appreciate a big gift of compost before flowering.  Plant the bulbs so that the tips are only lightly covered.  They also exist in white.

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