Crinum bulbispermum/Crinum, Orange River Lily

Crinum bulbispermum / Crinum bulbispermum
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A cluster of flowers and emerging buds

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Scientific Name: Crinum bulbispermum
Common Name: Crinum, Orange River Lily
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a strong, durable crinum that has been grown in southern gardens for many generations. With winter protection in the form of mulch plants can tolerate the cold temperatures in Zones 6 and 7. It produces nice heavy foliage and stalks of white flowers that have a blush of pink in the petals. Reference indicate considerable variation in the flower color. Crinums grow best in a moist, fertile soils and full sunlight, but can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions from dry soils to moderately heavy soils.