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Crinum procerum var. splendens - Queen Emma's Purple Crinum

Crinum procerum var. splendens is a statement kind of plant. Queen Emma's Purple Crinum requires some right conditions but performs spectacularly and for a long season if those conditions are provided. Crinum procerum var. splendens grow to 4 feet tall and up to 6 feet wide. These bulbs are nearly always in bloom if conditions are right. Crinum procerum var. splendens can bloom Spring through Fall. The flowers are white and pink in the center fading to red as they age, the foliage is purple-green. Crinum procerum var. splendens prefers decent moisture as it is from the tropics but will hang in with much leaner fare. Hanging in is not statement material, water it if you want this plant to pop. Plant Crinum procerum var. splendens in full sun in a wind protected location near the coast but light shade is better when even a few miles from the coast. Crinum procerum var. splendens is evergreen with winter temperatures above 28°F but will survive temperatures down to 20°F.

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Crinum procerum var. splendens, Queen Emma's Purple Crinum

Brilliant red flowers of Crinum procerum v splendens - Queen Emma's Purple Crinum. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.