Can’t remember where I got this bulb.
Look pretty similar to Crinum powelii white. One slightly smaller. Medium green leave with pink trumpets during the warmer months.
Grows really well in the open garden flowering from late spring until late summer. Plant this one in a layered garden for summer colour.
An offset of this bulb.
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.
Crinum powelii can grow in and summer wet garden in full or part sun. Rich garden load is the preferred medium of this pretty bulb.
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. Wood ash biannually promotes healthy blooms.