Crinum pedunculatum – Swamp Lily

A wonderful and hardy bulbous perennial with broad strappy leaves and eye catching tall flowers from November to March. This is a useful plant for a wide range of challenging positions. It will grow in poorly drained soils, including clay types, will flower in shaded spots as well as sun, grow under trees. The flowers also have a nice scent. They can be a target for slugs and snails, so use an iron based snail pellet from time to time. Naturally occurs on the coast from the Northern Territory to mid coast NSW.

Family:Amaryllidaceae
Scientific Name:Crinum pedunculatum
Common Name:Swamp Lily
Other Common Names:River Lily
Plant Type:Bulb or bulb-like
Height:1.5 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Bulb
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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