Crinum paludosum: Grows best in a very wet or inundated area in the garden. Very white flowers contrast in the garden nicely. Reasonable easy to grow and very tolerant of frost and drought.
Star like bloom of brilliant white of soft pink.
Purchase includes 4 x 2 year old bulbs
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 emerse the bulbs in water for short periods during the growing season.
Feeding can be done in between waterings with blood and bone. Don’t forget the wood ash.