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Crinum x 'Super Ellen'

Crinum Lily

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Crinum x 'Super Ellen' – A monster super hero among Crinum... The narrow glossy leaf blades jut up from the base to stretching to a potential astonishing height of 7 feet! Rich pink trumpets on strong stems begin their splendorous reign in June and continue successively through summer. This amazing Crinum Lily hybrid, C. 'Ellen Bosanquet' x C. bulbispermum, comes from the capable hands of Tom Perry. It may take a few years of settled-in growth before 'Super Ellen' reaches her full super hero potential. And, allegedly, 'Super Ellen' is super in USDA zone 6 culturally possible in colder sites than most of her cousins. Full sun in fertile, draining soil. Keep her drier in winter especially ;when grown in pot culture... and as the bulb expands keep potting her up unless you enjoy stumbling upon the surprise of exploded clay pots... a powerful super hero, indeed!For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is strongly advised. Pot grown bulb.


Height:

72 in

Colors:

Deep Pink / Rose

Characteristics and Attributes for Crinum x 'Super Ellen'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Border
  • Potted Plant
  • Container

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Offset