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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.