Crinum aff. powellii ' Album'
Years ago someone gave us this great heirloom Crinum. Notice I said "someone" because the tag where the source was recorded was lost or eaten by a dastardly gopher. This Crinum develops big bulbs which, during the growing season are topped by gracefully arching, dark- green, glossy leaves. Fragrant white, trumpet-shaped flowers are produced on tall sturdy flower spikes. The flowers can potentially occur throughout the warm summer months but this Crinum blooms most abundantly after good soaking rains, (it was quite beautiful after Hurricane Ike in 2008). Whatever its name and whomever it came from are currently mysteries, which if never solved will not diminish the glory of this plant.
Notes and observations about this plant
- Identity? by Yucca Do Staff
- We list this plant as Crinum aff. powellii 'Album' because we are uncertain of the identity. If there is anyone that can positively identify this plant we would appreciate your ideas or comments. (Posted on 2/23/10)