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Lilies: Crinum x powellii album

Botanical name: Crinum x powellii album

Common name: Crinum Lily, Powellii White

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, loam
Zones: 8a thru 10b

deer resistant, poisonous, butterfly attracting

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description for "Lilies: Crinum x powellii album"

Powelli White is a pure white selection. The Crinum lilies are a large genus of the amaryllis family, all natives of mild climates. Powelli is the best known, a hybrid crinum that is a cross of C. bulbispermum and C. moorei first introduced by E.G. Henderson in 1881. This handsome plant bears up to 15 trumpet-shaped flowers 4 inches long and 3 inches wide at the top of each 24 inch stem. Stems rise above long, arching strap-like foliage. Since blooms don't all open at once flowering continues over a long period. Deep rooted and somewhat drought resistant, they dislike being disturbed. Bulbs grow very large with a long neck. Plant with the neck at or just above the ground, spacing 24 inches apart. Water regularly during the growing season, but reduce moisture after flowering. Crinums like full sun but need protection from wind.

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