River Lily

Crinum variabile

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: variabile (var-ee-AH-bil-ee) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 8, 2016, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Per Hendrik van Zijl of Van Zijl Guesthouses, on Nieuwoudtville Cape. Stopover on your way to and from the Kgalagad. http://nieuwoudtville.co.za/ :

Nieuwoudtville. Bulb Capital. Crinum veriabile. Now in flower. This Crinum always comes into flower at the end of January. The photos were taken in the riverbed just above the Nieuwoudtville Waterfall and along irrigation ditches further down the river. In the riverbed they are now in flower by the hundreds. The water is from precipitation in the middle of January. During winter when the Doringriver is in full flood the bulbs are deeply inundated.
The Bulbs are embedded amongst the rocks in the riverbed and are never washed out during a winter storm. ... read more

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