Crinum macowanii

Water Needs

low; moderate; high

Crinum macowanii
Bulb
River Lily

90 cm

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

hardy

Flowers

white, pale to dark pink; November to December; spring summer

sun; damp sun; grassland; container; rockery;

Garden Situation

Habitat

grassland; wetland; rocky places; coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; bushveld

Region

thicket; Highveld; subtropical east coast; bushveld savannah;

Rain Season

summer

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Description

Crinum macowanii, or River Lily, shows her pale pink flowers at the beginning of November to December. Flowering begins at 3 years thereafter producing bunches of up to 25 large flowers for a quite spectacular display or up to 90 cm high. Flowers are bell-shaped and pale to dark pink to white with black pollen, and tips that curl back. This Crinum grows naturally in the Pretoria / Magaliesberg region and occurs in grasslands, rocky areas and close to rivers. This is one of the easiest of the SA Crinum, and is a popular landscaping plant for a variety of situations.

Crinum macowanii
Crinum macowanii