Hardy and shade tolerant plant which will grow in damp spots. A useful plant for creek edges,
Crinum is a genus of about 100 species, most of which occur in Africa. There are five species native to Australia.
Crinum from Greek Crinon, a lily, pedunculatum from Latin pedunculatus, meaning “with a peduncle”, referring to the long flower stalks.
Large white, scented, heads of flowers on stems up to 1.5 m long from Oct-Jan. Large, globular, pale green, beaked fruit to 4 cm across.
Easily propagated from seed.
Attracts birds, butterflies and moths.Caterpillars of the moth Spodoptera picta feed on the leaves and can quickly destroy the plant.
Photo: John Abbott
Photo: Robert Whyte
Photo: Mark Crocker