Crinum 'Ellen Bosanquet' in the Crinums Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Other: All parts are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: first flowering when grown from seed usually occurs in 3-8 years
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Other: some old and established bulbs can be huge, weighing up to 40 lbs; crinums do not like transplanting

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 9, 2012 4:26 AM

In the South, this Crinum keeps its leaves most of the year and doesn't die back. It is still a favorite and one of the easiest to grow in moist, rich, well-drained soil.

My zone seems to be where the debate begins about whether to dig and store Crinums over winter or whether to leave them in the ground. Mine stay in the ground with a leaf mulch. They have done well.

The flowers of this Crinum are noted for having a spicy fragrance. Flower scapes typically rise to 3’ tall.

This Crinum was hybridized by Louis Bosanquet in Florida sometime between 1915-1920 and was named after his wife.

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Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Jul 2, 2014 9:34 AM

According to Brent & Becky's Bulbs, this is pronounced "BOW-zahn-kay."

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 12, 2018 5:13 PM

I have the 1st beautiful blooms of 2018 opening June 12. I'm in south Louisiana zone 9. I started with 1 bulb I bought at a plant sale 5 years ago. That bulb has sprouted 2 more, so it is a nice clump this year, making several flower stems that will open over the next month. The leaves are now getting 3 feet long. Massive!

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 4, 2018 Transplanted
Divided massive roots
piksihk On June 16, 2018 Bloomed
Several babies attached; blue container
piksihk On June 18, 2015 Bloomed
rect. bed
piksihk On June 23, 2014 Bloomed
the one in mulch pile/container
dave On June 22, 2014 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Current bulb action by purpleinopp Aug 17, 2018 9:23 PM 90
What to do with this Crinum? by tx_flower_child Jun 17, 2018 7:25 AM 7
Floral Alphabet Soup; the Letter C! by KatEnns Dec 31, 2017 10:11 PM 53
Crinum sprouting? by bkrell Feb 16, 2018 6:18 PM 10
Solving this Crinum... by pod Aug 7, 2018 2:19 PM 79
Something other than Crinum? by purpleinopp Mar 6, 2017 8:37 AM 8
Need help from Marylanders by Kabby Sep 15, 2016 9:17 AM 5
Tropicals for zone 7a or b by Kabby Nov 14, 2016 9:39 AM 30
I'd love to know what this is. by Watersprite Nov 9, 2015 5:08 PM 4
First Crinum bloom of the Year. by TexasPlumeria87 Jul 11, 2015 12:02 PM 6

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