low; moderate; high
white, pale to dark pink; November to December; spring summer
sun; damp sun; grassland; container; rockery;
grassland; wetland; rocky places; coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; bushveld
thicket; Highveld; subtropical east coast; bushveld savannah;
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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.