Crinum powelli is a large bulb and will produce a stout stem up to 3 foot tall with 8 to 12 pink flowers per stem. They work really well in containers although crinum powelli is also well suited to be grown in the garden. Especially easy to grow and they prefer a sunny well drained position. They are ideal to grow in containers as they can then be left undisturbed for many years.
AGM = Award Garden Merit given by the RHS
Indoor Planting: Grow in containers indoors using a good indoor compost. They are however better suited for growing outside.
Outdoor Planting: Plant outside from February on wards in soils that are not waterlogged. Cultivate the soil to a depth of 20-25cms and plant bulbs so that the tip is just above the soil surface. In heavy soils add plenty of humus matter and or grit to help with drainage. They enjoy full sun, but will also perform well in the semi-shaded areas of the garden. Leave undisturbed to naturalise for a number of years in the garden.
Pots/Containers: An ideal variety to grow in containers. Plant as above in a good potting compost that has plenty of grit for drainage. The flower heads are quite heavy so use as big a container as possible which will also allow good root growth..
Plant in areas that are not exposed to the worst of the elements and in soils that have not been freshly manured. Regularly feed during the growing season.
Work well with companion plants such as Nerine and amarine.
Keep well fed with foods such as rotted manure, Tomato feed and bone meal. If possible mulch borders over the winter.
Flowering Height: 36-40″ (90-100cm)
Soil type: Most soils that are free draining.
Flowering period: August-September
Soil type: Humus rich well drained soil.
Aspect: Semi-shade to full sun.
Planting Depth: Plant bulbs so that the tip is just above the soil surface.
Spacing: 60cms apart.
Our tip: Can be used for Cut Flower and flower arrangements.
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