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Crinum x powellii ‘Album’ (Swamp Lily)

Swamp Lily 'Album', Cape Coast Lily 'Album', River Lily 'Album', White Powell Lily, Crinum x powellii var. alba

Crinum x powellii 'Album' , Swamp Lily 'Album', Cape Coast Lily 'Album', River Lily 'Album', White Powell Lily, late summer flowers, Fragrant flowers
Crinum x powellii 'Album' , Swamp Lily 'Album', Cape Coast Lily 'Album', River Lily 'Album', White Powell Lily, late summer flowers, Fragrant flowers

Wonderfully fragrant, Crinum x powellii ‘Album’ (Swamp Lily) is a robust bulbous perennial with umbels of large, trumpet-shaped, pure white flowers, 4 in. long (10 cm). Blooming in succession from late summer to fall, the eye-catching blossoms rise well above the foliage clump of strap-shaped, arching leaves. One mature plant can send up as many as 12 scapes a season. Evergreen in mild climates, the foliage will die back in freezing temperatures. One of the finest of all late summer bulbs, this Lily will increase in size and magnificence year after year.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 1-2 ft. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil. Best growth occurs in full sun, but some light shade is appreciated during the heat of the day in hot summer areas. Mature bulbs tolerate somewhat drier soil conditions than small bulbs. Intolerant of waterlogging. Resents being disturbed.
  • Excellent addition to beds and borders, containers. To be planted in spring
  • 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.
  • Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Heat Zones 8 - 11
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 Amaryllidaceae
Genus Crinum
Common names Swamp Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Depth 6" (15cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Traditional Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Crinum ‘Ellen Bosanquet’
Crinum ‘Cintho Alfa’
Crinum ‘Stars and Stripes’
Crinum americanum (Swamp Lily)
Crinum asiaticum (Giant Lily)
Crinum procerum var. splendens (Queen Emma Lily)

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Euphorbia myrsinites (Myrtle Spurge)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Heat Zones 8 - 11
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 Amaryllidaceae
Genus Crinum
Common names Swamp Lily
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Depth 6" (15cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Traditional Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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