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.
|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|
|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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