Crinum x powellii' (Crinum)
Crinum x powellii' Description
Crinum is useful for a splash of late colour with exotic late blossoms of lightly scented light pink blooms. It is well suited to planting in a mixed or herbaceous border. Taller blooms might require staking.
Crinum x powellii' - Cultivation Notes
Crinum is native to South Africa and thus requires a more sheltered spot in full sun if it is to survive UK winter conditions. It requires a sunny warm spot and a soil that is both well drained and fertile - on poorer sandy soils this can be overcome with a regular application of mulch. Consider growing in a pot and taking inside under cold glass during the winter months.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Crinum x powellii':
Weaknesses of Crinum x powellii'
- Scented blossom
- Suitable for container growing
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
Design & Plant Use for Crinum x powellii':
- Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
- Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas
- Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
- Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
- Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting