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Crinum amoenum

Crinum amoenum

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Common Name: Himalayan Crinum

Plant Family: Amaryllidaceae

Useful for:  Growing in Pots
Planting Style:  sub tropical bed out
Season of Interest:  Late summer
Position/ Situation:  Terrace & Patio
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  White
Scented flowers or leaves:  No Scent
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Upright
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus

This bulb from Northern India and Nepal has umbels of white, spider-shaped flowers from August to September. Plant out into well drained soil or a deep pot with a loam based compost John Innes No.2 with added grit for drainage. If growing in a pot plant with the neck of the bulb just showing through the compost surface. Various sources report it to be borderline hardy. It would be best to keep it overwintered in a frost free greenhouse just to be sure.

Goes well with
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Aztec/Jacobean Lily

This exotic bulb from Mexico produces large, orchid-like red flowers in spring to early summer. Great for a pot on the Summer Patio or Conservatory

Shrubland Park Nurseries