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Uses

Toxic parts

One report says that the plant is toxic to mammals, but gives no indication as to the degree of toxicity.

Edible uses

Notes

Root?? A number of species in this genus have edible bulbs. Although no records have been seen for this species, it is fairly hardy in Britain and the root can be as large as a football. It is worthy of investigation[K].

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Crinum bulbispermum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Crinum bulbispermum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, placing 2 - 3 seeds in individual pots in a greenhouse. Do not cover the seed. Sow stored seed April/May in a warm greenhouse. Once they have germinated, you can thin each pot to just one plant if required, though we have not found this to be necessary. Give an occasional liquid feed to ensure that the plants do not suffer nutritional deficiencies. Grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first 2 years, planting them out into their permanent positions in the spring. Division of offsets in April/May or in September. When divided in the spring, the bulbs can be planted out direct into their permanent positions, if done in September, however, they should be potted up and overwintered in the greenhouse.

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Cultivation

Easily grown in a moist soil or the garden border[1]. Requires a rich well-drained soil in a warm sheltered sunny position[2].

Plants are only hardy in the milder areas of the country, tolerating temperatures down to about -10°c[1]. It is probable that the plants may require winter protection with dry leaves or bracken[1]. Bulbs are sensitive to transplanting and may take several years to establish. The bulbs should be planted with their necks above soil level[3]. This conflicts with another report which says that they should be planted quite deeply in the soil[4]. Only plant out good sized bulbs and do so at the end of May[4]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[3].

The flowers emit a sweet, somewhat spicy odour which is especially pronounced at nightfall[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Crinum bulbispermum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Crinum bulbispermum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Crinum bulbispermum
Genus
Crinum
Family
Amaryllidaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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