Hardy Swamplily

Hardy Swamplily Plant Information

Hardy Swamplily grows in the following 6 states:

North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Texas

Crinum bulbispermum is a herbaceous plant native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. It is naturalized in the Lesser Antilles, Honduras, Cuba, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.

The plant grows from large bulbs. It has strap shaped leaves, 50-88cm long. The inflorescence is an umbel with 8-13 flowers, borne on a scape 40-75cm tall. The flowers are funnel shaped and sickly-sweet scented, and are usually pink with a deep pink or red midstripe, but can range from white to red. Flowering takes place in spring and summer. The plant thrives in wet places.
There are some cultivars in cultivation:
The species has also been used in a number of hybrids commonly cultivated.
This is one of the most commonly cultivated species, grown as an ornamental plant for its flowers. It is best grown in deep soils that receive and hold a lot of water during the growing season and should be left to grow in the same place without disturbance for many years. Plants require full sun. They also make good container plants. The species is hardy to USDA zone 6 or -10C if the bulb is protected. Propagation is by division or seeds. Seedlings will flower in their third or fourth year.

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