Crinum pedunculatum, Swamp lily, River lily, Spider lily

Crinum pedunculatum

Swamp lily, River lily, Spider lily
Family: Amaryllidaceae
USDA Zone: 7-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This large lily is a very versatile and hardy plant. It makes a great feature plant for the home garden, especially when large. It can be grown in a wide range of conditions from full sun to half shade or more. It tolerates poor drainage and clay soils, and can be planted successfully under established eucalypts. It is suitable for coastal areas and tolerates frosts. Swamp lilies also flower well in containers. Crinum pedunculatum is also hardy enough to use in street planting. The species is easily grown from seed, which should be kept moist. Seeds sometimes germinate while still attached to the parent plant.

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