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Crinum × powellii (Swamp Lily)

Swamp Lily, Crinum × powellii Pink, Crinum × powellii 'Roseum', Cape Coast Lily, River Lily


Wonderfully fragrant, Crinum x powellii (Swamp Lily) is a bulbous perennial with umbels of 8-10, large, trumpet-shaped, light pink flowers, 5 in. wide (12 cm). Blooming in succession from late summer to fall, the eye-catching blossoms rise well above the foliage clump of strap-shaped, bright green leaves. 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 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 2-3 ft. 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 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.
  • Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
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 Crinum
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Depth 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
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, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
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 Crinum
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Depth 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
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, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden

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