A real old favourite said to be a hybrid between C. scabrum and C. moorei, this easy to grow bulb is a good one for the home gardener.
Vivid rich pink, open flowers and if conditions are right multiple times during the growing season. An offset of this bulb.
Crinum hybrid Ellen Bosanquet prefers some shade during the hotter part of the day. It will grow in full sun but shade allows the plant to get more lush looking.
The genus Crinum is a very large genus and very widely distributed to many parts of the world including America, Asia and Africa. More than half the species occur in Southern Africa.
Growing Crinum has taught me a great deal about cultivation, as many of these species require specific cultivation.
I urge the Crinum grower to study up on cultivation requirements for better, healthier bulbs and blooms. In water inundated areas I have C. campanulatum and C. paludosum growing quite well. I use a sandy clay medium and totally immerse the bulbs in water for short periods during the growing season.
Feeding can be done in between watering’s with blood and bone. Don’t forget the wood ash.