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This crinum produces dozens of the fragrant trumpet blooms, each decorated with wine striped petals. Cintho Alfa kicks off the crinum flowering season, starting earlier than the rest of the clan, typically blooming from late May into June in zone 8. Count on statement blossoms and buds that are stellar too; plump packages of promise in light lime green with crimson stripes. This plant is bold, showy, fragrant, easy and super long-lived. Goodness - what else is there?
|Botanical Name:||Crinum Cintho Alfa syn Cintho Alpha|
|Common Name:||Crinum lilies, milk and wine lilies, swamp lilies|
|Growing Zones:||Grow in zones 5-10 in containers; winter hardy in zones 7a and warmer|
|Sun/Shade:||Full sun; afternoon shade in hottest regions|
|Flower Color:||White with wine stripes|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||24/26+ cm in circumference, about the size of a medium to large pear|
|Bloom Timing:||July - August|
|Pkg. Count:||1 very large, pear-shaped bulb|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Crinum Planting Guide|
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