Crinum Ellen Bosanquet



10+ Year-old Crinum Lily Bulbs. Blooming size Jumbo Bulbs and smaller sizes available. Jumbo and large bulbs are blooming size. Smaller bulbs may or may not be blooming size.

Crinum lilies are a hallmark of Southern gardens and have been cherished and cultivated by gardeners for years.

You will receive a freshly dug crinum from our nursery gardens. We keep our bulbs in-ground for maximum freshness.

Ellen Bosanquet is an extremely tough bulb that offers burgundy flowers during the hottest parts of our summer months. The spicy blooms are usually triggered after a good rain. Foliage maintains a nice appearance. Perhaps one of the most adapted crinums for many regions throughout the South and a must for any traditional Southern garden. This bulb would make a magnificent centerpiece to any portion or the entirety of your garden!

Crinums produce fragrant flowers that gently nod atop 2- to 5-foot stalks. During summer these plants will be at their most colorful. During the rest of the year, a whorl of strap-like, evergreen foliage provides year-round interest in the yard in Zones 8b-11.

Crinums work well in the landscape because of their easy-going nature. Many crinums have been known to grow for years on old home sites or cemeteries with little or no care. They are resistant to drought, although some also don’t mind having their feet wet.

Planting and Care
While you can plant crinums year round , they are more likely to suffer from cold damage if newly planted when temperatures drop. Crinums have been known to thrive indefinitely so pick a place you’ll want to see them for years to come. While they may die back during an especially cold winter, their underground bulbs will help them spring back to life when the weather warms and rains return.

Plant your crinum bulbs up to their necks, the slender part of the bulb, in partial shade for best results. While they prefer part shade, crinums will grow just about anywhere. They are equally at home in dry sandy soils and on moist pond banks. Once established, your crinums will require little from you aside from occasional irrigation.

Crinums are often planted as border or bedding plants and the fragrant blossoms make great cut flowers. Planting a very low ground cover around your crinums can help these dramatic plants pop in your landscape. Remove old flowers as they begin to droop to keep your plants blooming and looking neat.

Another perk of crinums is that the plants are easy to divide, so you can add crinums to other areas of your yard or pass them along to a neighbor.

We are a licensed Georgia Department of Agriculture Live Plant Grower. License #39793

Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guarantee that plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
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