Crinum moorei

A spectacular lily with large white to pink flowers that open at night.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.6m x 0.5m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 1m x 0.6m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

Crinium moorei is a showy, deciduous bulb which bears long, flat, dark green leaves.  The large bulb rests under the surface of the soil but has a long neck which protrudes 200-300 mm above ground.  The leaves, emerge in a rosette from the neck which also produces a long flowering stalk in summer, topped by 5-10 large, open, white to pale pink flowers.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flower scent becomes stronger at night, presumably to attract moth pollinators.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Along streams in forests.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.
Avoid planting in sun as it may burn the leaves and flowers.

GARDEN THEMES:
Forest, water

LANDSCAPING USES:
FLOWERS:
CULTIVATION:
Easily propagated from seed or by lifting bulbs.
Avoid planting in sun as it may burn the leaves and flowers.

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