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Crinum ‘Persephone’


Brilliant burgundy pink, wide open, extremely fragrant flowers. Late Jun into July. (Into August in Zone 7 and cooler)

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Brilliant burgundy pink, wide open, extremely fragrant flowers.

Growing Conditions: I’ve only grown this in full sun, sandy soil with little irrigation.

Flowers: Persephone stands up tall and strong reaching about 3.5 feet.  Flowers heavily with multiple flowers per stalk late June into July. Flowers are a solid, rich pink/burgundy and have an incredible rich, perfume. 

Leaves: The foliage is glossy and neat, big but not monstrous, making a less than 3′ tall mound.

How To Plant: Full Sun. Normal garden soil with some drainage.

Where To Plant: Full sun to light shade.  The breeder of this plant says he knows someone in Cape Cod, Massachusetts growing this cultivar and that it is a cross of C. ‘Ellen Bosanquet’ × C. × powellii ‘Album’.  Thanks to Jay Yourch for making this cross.

Our Bulbs: We ship our normal size bulbs which are about tennis ball sized.


Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 15 x 4 x 3 in

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