Crinum graminicola

Water Needs

low; moderate; drought hardy

Crinum graminicola
Bulb;
Grass Vlei Lily; Graslelie

40 cm – 1 m high

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

hardy

Flowers

dark pink October to February; spring summer

sun; damp sun; container; walls; rockery; grassland; wildlife insects

Garden Situation

Habitat

grassland; bushveld savanna

Region

Highveld; bushveld savanna; subtropical east coast

Rain Season

summer

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Description

The pink flowers of the Crinum graminicola, or Graslelie, natural to the Gauteng area, puts on a spectacular show in summer, mid-October, in the Highveld. This beautiful plant takes approximately eight years to flower and doesn’t flower every year. The leaf margins are covered with brown hairs and the typical trumpet-shaped flowers are a delightful deep pink carried on short stalks. Some plants produce white flowers with a noticeable deep pink keel.

Crinum graminicola
Crinum graminicola