Crinum powellii

("Cape lily / Swamp lily")

Crinum powellii

Attractive large showy plants that will bloom and re-bloom in succession during mid-late Summer. Up to 10 star-shaped flowers (that look like trumpet lilies) are produced in an umbel on top of tall stems high above the foliage. They are 4" / 10 cm long and 3" / 8 cm wide and have a strong, sweet fragrance. In very mild climates Crinums are evergreen with long, strap-shaped leaves.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Summer continuous into late Summer

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to dappled shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?


How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

16 in / 40 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

5* in / 13* cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

30-48 in / 75-120 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, perennial beds (in groups or as solitary plants) and very suitable for large pots.

Other Popular Varieties

(Besides the species itself); 'Album' (white).

Additional Information

* PLANTING NOTE: do not plant too deep, the neck of the bulb should only be at soil level. Adjust your planting dept according to the size of the bulb.

About the Family

Crinum Family

South Africa.

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