(Spotted Crinum Lily)
The spotted crinum lily is a large, free-blooming, fragrant, bulbous perennial for warm climates or containers. This naturally occurring variety is native to extreme eastern Asia, from southern Japan southward into southeastern China and Taiwan. It grows and increases vigorously in suitable conditions, and blooms continuously as long as temperatures are sufficiently warm. In marginal regions, frost kills the leaves but the plant recovers and new leaves grow with the return of spring. Over time the...
(Han Ire Crinum Lily, Spotted Crinum Lily)
A choice selection, 'Han Ire' develops into a fountain-shaped cluster of spotted green and ivory leaves. The flower display is also beautifully graceful. The spotted crinum lily is a large bulbous perennial for landscapes in warm climates or indoor containers. Variety japonicum is found in extreme eastern Asia, from southern Japan southward into southeastern China and Taiwan. It grows and increases vigorously in suitable conditions, and blooms continuously as long as temperatures are sufficiently...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(St. Christopher Lily, Swamplily)
Beautiful with large white fragrant flowers in summer and autumn, swamplily's foliage is elegant and graceful. An evergreen perennial that grows from bulbs, it is native to tropical western Africa. Its long but wide strap-like leaves are lush green and are held in a gentle upright V-shape. The midrib is like a keel on the leaf underside. Intermittently across the warm months, a short flower stalk bears long-tubed flowers that have a five-petaled white flower. Each blossom is usually fragrant of vanilla...
(Moore's Crinum, Natal Lily)
Large lily flowers of white to pink dazzle the eye in spring and summer over the dark green, strappy foliage of the Natal lily. Native to the moist soils of eastern South Africa, it is an evergreen perennial that grows from large bulbs that have an elongated neck.
The fleshy, think and long, dark green leaves are upright from the bulb and flop over with their length. Sometimes the edges are attractively wavy. In late spring to early summer, leafless stalks rise and bear five to ten plump flower...
James H. Schutte
A brilliant presence in the summer garden, crocosmias are somewhat cold-tender herbaceous perennials native to South Africa. Although represented by several species in the wild, they are best known in gardens by their hybrid cultivars. In summer, spreading clumps of sword-like leaves give rise to tall, slender stems topped with arching flower spikes. The tubular orange, red or yellow flowers have six lobes that flare at the tips. Plants grow from bulb-like corms that spread by underground stolons....
Blooms of Bressingham
The dazzling bicolored flowers of this somewhat tender herbaceous perennial make a showy splash in the summer garden. Developed by the Irish plant breeder Kevin Pomeroy and introduced by the British firm Blooms of Bressingham, it is one of many garden hybrids of the South African genus Crocosmia, which are collectively known as montbretias.
Irish Sunset™ bears arching wands of upfacing yellow flowers with red-orange reverses and eye markings. Resembling miniature daylilies, the six-lobed,...
Ednie Flower Bulb, Inc.
Valued for its relatively compact habit and sunny flowers, this herbaceous perennial is one of many garden hybrids of the South African genus Crocosmia. It bears slightly arching wands of flat-faced, golden-yellow flowers with paler centers from mid- to late summer. The six-lobed, long-tubed blooms, which resemble miniature daylilies, rise on knee-high stems above pleated, erect, iris-like leaves. The plants grow from corms which spread moderately by underground stolons.
Blooms of Bressingham
A perfectly growing upright clump, the golden yellow flowers of 'Rowallane Yellow' brighten the summer perennial border magnificently. It is a hybrid made from herbaceous perennials native to southern Africa, bearing arching wands of flowers in mid- to late summer. The six-lobed blooms, which look like miniature daylilies, open on upright stems above pleated, erect, iris-like foliage that is about thigh-high. The plants grow from corms which spread moderately by underground stolons, horizontal...