A petite cousin of our Crinum americanum, this species used to be called West Indies Mini Crinum. Runs to make a dense summer groundcover in sun or part shade, Mini loves a moist spot. Also makes a nice addition to a mixed pot for a tabletop. Flowers start in July and continue sporadically through fall. Cold hardy in Zone 8 — we don’t have information for farther north. We ship 5″ inch pots, with 2 or 3 mature bulbs — remember unlike other crinum honkers this bulb matures at about the size of your thumb!
Growing Conditions: It requires regular to wet soil and full sun to light shade.
Flowers: Star-shaped, pure white flowers on 15-inch scapes.
Flowering Season: It always blooms in mid-summer. June and July in Zone 8. Never has tons of flowers.
Leaves: 15 inches tall and half and inch wide. This is a runner, so leaves come up close together, almost like a soft liriope.
How To Plant: Plant to a depth of three to five inches. This bulb runs and will make a groundcover.
Where To Plant: They thrive in shady, meadow-style planting, or even in ditches and places that occasionally flood. Can grow in a very shallow soil profile. Can tolerate drought (doesn’t look great in drought) which makes it a good green roof candidate.
Our Bulbs: We ship full, 4-inch pots; they are flowering size but note that this is a small bulb as crinum go, so don’t be surprised the bulbs are only marble sized!
|Dimensions||15 × 4 × 3 in|