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Crinum moorei (Natal Lily)

Natal Lily, Moore's Crinum Lily, Lily of the Orinoco


Crinum moorei (Natal Lily) is an elegant bulbous perennial boasting nodding clusters of large, fragrant, bell-shaped, white flowers, sometimes tinged light pink. Blooming in succession from late summer to fall, the eye-catching blossoms rise well above a rosette of long, wavy-edged, bright green leaves, up to 3 ft. long (90 cm). One flowering stalk can bear up to 5-10 blossoms. One of the finest of all late summer bulbs, this Lily will increase in size and magnificence year after year.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil. Best growth occurs in full sun, but some dappled shade is appreciated during the heat of the day in hot summer areas. Intolerant of waterlogging. Resents being disturbed.
  • Excellent addition to beds and borders, containers.
  • Reliable, easy to grow, generally disease and pest free. However, watch out for slugs and snails.
  • Propagate by seed sown in containers with bottom heat when ripe or by offsets in spring.
  • Native to South Africa.
  • Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Crinum
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Crinum
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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