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Lys de Midlands
Crinum mauritianum

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: mauritianum (maw-rih-tee-AY-num) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

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

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 22, 2009, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

Crinum mauritianum is endemic to Mauritius island. It was thought to be extinct untill it was re-found again in the 70's at the Midlands dam. It rather grows better along streams, near lakes, ponds or muddy areas. Flowers are white with purple edge and have a delicate fragrans. Can be seen in botanical garden now and time to time in nurseries.