Crinum rubra - Plant
Description for Crinum rubra
The name Crinum originates from the Greek Krinon, which means white lily. As most species have white or whitish flowers the name seems especially appropriate. Crinum are herbaceous plants with large, tunicated bulbs which produce a neck or a pseudostem made up of the sheathing bases of the old leaves.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Spider lily.||White, can be pink also.||Summer.||3-5 feet.||Easy.|
Planting and care
|Full sun or filtered light.||Well-drained soil.||Keep the soil moist.||22-28C/72-82F||slow-release fertilizer such as bonemeal.|
Caring for Crinum rubra
- The plants perform best in a permanent position and, like any Amaryllidaceae, do not react well to any disturbance of the roots.
Typical uses of Crinum rubra
Ornamental use: It is often used for a short, growing hedge where blooms and fragrance can be enjoyed. Plant a few of the large crinum lily bulbs for showy masses of flowers and fragrance in the landscape.
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