Crinum ‘White Queen’
‘White Queen’ flowers seduce with pure snow-white curls like something from a wedding cake! Mid to late May, they look great alone or with blue cornflowers, apricot antique roses, and the earliest of magnolia.
Very cold hardy, a gardener in Missouri says this is his favorite of several that he grows outside!.
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Draped with drama, White Queen flowers captivate us and photographs beautifully!
Growing Conditions: Full sun and regular garden soils. We have one report from a gardener in Missouri that this was his favorite of several that he grows outside there (Zones 5b – 6a).
Flowers: There’s just something about the way they hang; the stalks reach 3.5 feet tall and the flowers dangle off them. There’s something about the pure white and re-curving petals. ‘White Queen’ gets attention and press. In our Zone 8 farm, ‘White Queen’ flowers in mid to late May when spring is just winding down. She’s a showstopper.
Unlike some other crinum that repeat flower later, the queen only makes one appearance; after this spring bonanza of flowers, she rests for the summer.
Leaves: A clump of leaves to over 5 feet! , White Queen does have a bit of a spread so leave plenty of room around her. Don’t plant near a side walk! She’ll sprawl out and cover it up! The leaves are a light, yellowish-green.
How To Plant: Plant 12 ” deep.
Where To Plant: Try ‘White Queen’ blue cornflowers, apricot antique roses, and magnolia – they will all bloom together and compliment each other beautifully!
Our Bulbs: Flowering size, healthy, thick bulbs with living roots.
|Dimensions||15 × 6 × 4 in|