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.

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
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants