Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'
Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'

Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'

"Grand crinum lily"

Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'

1 bulb — £19.75

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Description

This gutsy giant crinum bulb is packed full of purple plant power. Once planted in a warm position, the Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum' bulb bursts into action like a great big plant-filled party popper, albeit one you’ll watch 'pop' slowly! Over the course of season, luscious strap-shaped bronze-purple leaves form a fountain shape of foliage, later joined by big clusters of wispy, sweet-scented blooms. If you crave growing something a bit different this season, this impressive bulb is the perfect fix.

Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum' (or Giant Crinum or Grand Crinum Lily) is adapted to warmer climates so we recommend giving it a bit of additional warmth to get it started. Potting it up indoors or in a warm greenhouse will do the trick, and once it’s woken up (and after risk of frost has passed) it can be moved or planted outside in a sheltered position.

This bulb needs plenty of sun to perform at its best. Plant it with the top slightly exposed and water when the soil starts to feel dry. Plant in a large pot so it can be moved under cover for winter, or if you have mild winters it will be happy with a thick mulch over it over winter.

Key features

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Fully hardy

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Crinum asiaticum 'Purpureum'

  • Flower colour

    White, pink

  • Leaf colour

    Purple, bronze

  • Bulb size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Large containers
    Exotic gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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