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Carnival Crinum Lily, Crinum Lily
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Reddish rose-colored flowers, held horizontally, top the flower stalks on the large-growing Carnival crinum lily. The stunning 'Carnival' is a hybrid bred and selected by Thad M. Howard in 1964. Its lineage includes Crinum bulbispermum and C. 'Thaddeus Howard'. This crinum lily is admired for its large, six-petaled, reddish pink flowers that bloom through the warm months. Streaks of darker red-rose and white grace the petals, too. 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. The leafless flower stems are topped by a cluster of outward-facing flowers.
Carnival 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
30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm
32"-44" / 81.3cm - 111.8cm
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Light Pink, Magenta, Rose
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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