Growing Conditions: This plant thrives in light shade and somewhat dry shade. It will also grow in heavy shade with rich, organic, moist soil.
Flowers: It rarely flowers in Zone 8, though its flowers are stunning and have a vanilla fragrance. Warmer climates might incite it to flower more often. The flower stalks grow to a height of four inches, though it rarely flowers.
Leaves: Definitely grow this crinum for its leaves. It’s a great foliage plant. Wide, rich-green, and muted leaves contrast well with other shade plants.
How To Plant: Plant at a depth of eight to ten inches.
Where To Plant: This bulb makes plenty of pups, so it makes for a nice groundcover or clump. We once did a planting of it under the canopy of a low-branched star magnolia tree where it thrived even with root competition. It looks great with variegated carex or next to a pond.
Our Bulbs: Our bulbs are the size of tennis balls.