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Bradley Crinum Lily, Crinum Lily
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Producing immensely fragrant bell-shaped flowers, 'Bradley' is a plant selected by Australian gardener W.B. Bradley. It's reputed the result of a random cross between Crinum flaccidum and C. scabrum. This crinum lily is notable for its large, six-petaled, rose-wine flowers that bloom through the warm months. The leaves are strap-shaped and bright glossy green. They emerge from the bulb in a tight bundle and form an arching fountain as they extend. Overall, the foliage looks a bit untidy as it sprawls/flops low across the ground. The leafless flower stems are topped by a cluster of outward-facing flowers.
Bradley crinum lily grows and flowers best in sun to part shade in fertile well-drained soil. Amend both sandy and clay soils with organic matter prior to planting. It needs constant moisture during growth but when it is dormant over the winter it endures best and is hardier if the soil is dry. In colder winter areas, layer mulch over the bulb for added protection to improve survival over winter. Use any crinum lily as a specimen or a summer accent in mixed beds and borders. Cut off the old flower stalks to improve the look of the plant and to coax repeat flowering later.
12 - 8
7 - 10
H1, H2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm
24"-32" / 61.0cm - 81.3cm
Clay, Loam, Sand
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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