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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Crinum × powellii

Powell lily or swamp lily

2 + 1 FREE bulbs £23.97 £15.98
£23.97 £15.98
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: deep fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
  • Bulb size: 20+

    Originating from stream edges and lakesides in tropical regions, this tall bulbous perennial is an impressive sight in late summer and early autumn when the arching mound of strap-shaped leaves is crowned with large pink trumpets, which have a light perfume. One of the hardier forms, it likes a sunny spot with reliable moisture.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in a sheltered spot in spring, with their neck just above soil level. During the growing season water frequently and keep moist after the plant has finished flowering. Protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch in autumn and winter.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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