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Crinum hybrida Menehune

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Crinum hybrida Menehune Swamp Lily, River Lily, Mangrove Lily,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Water Plants Clumping, Upright

Evergreen native purple strappy-leafed perennial with fragrant pink spider-like flowers in Summer. Although this plant grows naturally in swamp lands it is also waterwise. Looks great when planted in mass. Grows approx. 60cm tall x 60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Clay, Loam

Landscape Use(s)
Aquatic Garden, Bird Attracting, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Fragrant Garden, Habitat, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Wetlands, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars, Generally trouble free, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Amaryllidaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Purple, Red
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High