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Crinum ‘Sangria’

Crinum 'Sangria'

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This purple-leaved hybrid has Crinum bulbispermum in its blood, so it is more cold hardy than many other purple-leaved crinums. In spring, ‘Sangria’ sends up 2-foot-long leaves (it will stay evergreen in frost-free climates). ‘Sangria’ crinum serves as a superb substitute for phormiums, though it is somewhat less upright. It is grown for its foliage alone or for its pink flowers, which appear in the spring. -Andy Cabe, Regional Picks: Southeast, Fine Gardening issue #120

Noteworthy CharacteristicsLong, purple leaves; cold hardy; showy, amaryllis-like pink flowers. All plant parts may cause severe discomfort if eaten, and sap may irritate skin.

CareGrow in full sun to part shade and moist, but well-drained, soil.

PropagationSow fresh seed at 70°F, or remove offsets in spring.

ProblemsAnthracnose, mosaic viruses, red leaf spot.

  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Type : Bulbs
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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