Medium to short showy flower in late summer. One of the last to bloom.
Responds to a rain period with a flush of flowers.
Can be dormant during most of summer in dry areas.
A very tough and hardy Crinum species.
An offset x 1 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.
I urge the Crinum grower to study up on cultivation requirements for better, healthier bulbs and blooms. I have Crinum variable growing in the open paddock. This is a very tough bulb. 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. Apply wood ash biannually to promote blooms.