White Natal Lily (Crinum moorei alba)
It’s a forest dweller! A crinum for shade. Natal Lily also grows into really cold places — if you’re ever on a garden trip in England, you’ll see this crinum grown as a perennial in famous gardens like Great Dixter.
We grow the species in part shade, near a pecan tree. So it does actually get a few hours of sun. It likes that. But lets say it tolerates more shade than other crinum. Either way, it likes a normal to moist spot— so not dry shade.
3-foot tall pure white flowers in June. It has long elegant stalks and makes a great cut flower. The glossy leaves are unlike other crinum, the splay out sort of flat. TThat makes them a nice container plant.
These bulbs tend to be round and live shallow — which makes them easy to dig and share. It also means you should plant them just 6 or 8 inches deep. They also go sort of dormant in late summer — well they just get puny looking so cut them back to the ground then.
We ship one, 8-inch around bulb per order.