- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Needs Winter Protection
- Flowering Height
- 75-100 cm
- Bulb Size
- 28/+ cm
- Whites & Creams
- Purples & Mauves
- Reds & Burgundy
Crinum Cintho Alfa
The show-stopping blooms of Crinum ‘Cintho Alfa’ boast large, pure white petals, each marked with a bold, central stripe of magenta. In addition to the splendid sight of these magnificent flowers, Crinum will pervade your garden with a powerful, aromatic sweet scent. A joyous extravaganza for your late summer and autumn display, this impressive variety is long-lived and easy to grow. Given a sheltered, sunny position and a thorough mulching in the autumn, these South African natives will return triumphantly each year. The tall, sturdy stems and fragrant blooms make glorious cut flowers.
Requires full sun and a sheltered, south-facing location.
Plant the large bulbs with their necks showing above soil level in well-drained, moisture retentive soil, spacing 45cm apart.
Provide consistent watering, ensuring soil stays moderately damp after planting and throughout the growing season.
Large, trumpet-shaped blooms are produced from July to September on straight, strong stems 75-100cm tall.
Mulch with spent compost or straw during winter and avoid disturbing Crinum bulbs once planted.