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Crinum moorei

Family: Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)

Common names: Moore’s Crinum, Natal Lily (E); Umnduze (Z); Natal-lelie (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Bulb, Groundcover, Perennial
A spectacular lily with large white to pink flowers that open at night.

Crinum moorei

DECIDUOUS

SEMI-SHADE

SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

HIGH WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

FRAGRANT

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.6m x 0.5m

MAXIMUM SIZE:

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

Crinum moorei

DESCRIPTION

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.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Along streams in forests.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
The flower scent becomes stronger at night, presumably to attract moth pollinators.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
Avoid planting in sun as it may burn the leaves and flowers.
LANDSCAPING USES
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Water
PESTS & DISEASES
No known pests or disease.
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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