Crinum (Crinum bulbispermum 'Variabilis') in the Crinums Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: All parts are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Other info: first flowering when grown from seed usually occurs in 3-8 years
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: some old and established bulbs can be huge, weighing up to 40 lbs; crinums do not like transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects

Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 21, 2012 6:38 AM

Funnel-form with broad petaled blossoms and curved tepaltubes, distinctly pedicellated and sequentially flowering.

Excluding some two-flowered Crinum species, all subtropical Codonocrinum subgenera forms have pedicellated blossoms which flower sequentially one to three days apart.

This is a hexaploid.

'Cape Dawn' is a hybrid of this Crinum and C. 'macowanii.

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