Orange River Lily
Incredibly cold hardy! We have clients growing these in Indiana, Denver, and Boston!
Sculptural, blue-green leaves look great all season. Tall, pastel flowers add tropical elegance to the early spring garden.
From the Orange River, where it’s been used medicinally for generations.
Scientific name: Crinum bulbispermum
Growing Conditions: We’ve seen this plant growing in Copenhagen, Connecticut, and also in northern Ohio (Zones 6A – 6B). The director of Denver Botanic Garden told us it grows fine in his area through -20ºF (Zone 6A).
Flowering Season: In our gardens (Zone 8), its flowers begin blooming in mid-March, April, and May. In colder places, flowers in June and July.
Flowers: Flowers vary from white to peppermint to pink. It produces lots of seeds that are easy to plant and grow. Our plants are from the large-flowered seed strain called Jumbo.
Leaves: This plant has re-curved, sculptural gray leaves.
How To Plant: Plant at a depth of 12-15 inches. It’s recommended to plant this flower in cold areas. It needs full sun with good winter drainage. Bulbispermum grows well in normal garden soil but it also grows well in ditches or wet areas. It’s a great plant for retention or frequently flooded areas, but not for ponds.
Where To Plant: As one of the more frilly spring perennials, Orange River looks tropical and substantial. The leaves look great with fall-flowering chrysanthemums.
Our Bulbs: We ship HUGE bulbs. They are 17″ long, with a baseball-sized bulb and living roots. Usually, not always but usually, they flower the first year you plant the.
|Dimensions||15 × 4 × 3 in|