Growing Conditions: This plant grows in normal garden soil and in areas which flood frequently. I’ve grown it with bog plants like Alligator Flag and also in the baking-hot parking lot of the Florence Museum.
Flowers: These flowers have a modern pink color. They open gracefully and become eye-catching from a distance. This plant reaches to heights over four feet. Tall, thick stems hold flowers upright – even in storms. This makes for a killer single-stem flower arrangement.
Flowering Season: This plant begins to bloom in mid July in Zone 8. Blooming begins later in colder zones and earlier in warmer zones.
Leaves: Unlike other sub-tropical perennials, crinum leaves look great through late fall. Rose Parade’s leaves can reach a width of six inches.
How To Plant: Plant at a depth of eight to ten inches and three to four feet apart.
Where To Plant: Use Rose Parade with other full sun, tropicalesque perennials, such as canna, purple heart, or soft Mexican bamboo for a dramatic contrast. You could also make this plant a focal point – a clump alone in front of a dark hedge can be like a sculpture.
Our Bulbs: Our bulbs are baseball-sized. We dig, wash, and ship them with living roots.