× Amarcrinum: Crinadonna Lily

The scientific name × Amarcrinum is applied to those hybrid plants obtained from the cross between the genera Amaryllis and Crinum. These plants have tidy leaves and bear large umbels of long lasting, fragrant flowers on tall scapes during late summer and autumn.

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There are several variations possible since many species of Crinum can be combined with either of the two species of Amaryllis to produce hybrids with different characteristics. In general, almost all the hybrids have been between Crinum powellii and Amaryllis belladonna. This bulbous garden perennial has wide, deep green, tough, leathery, strap-shaped leaves to 60 cm long. The flower colour and exact growth habit will vary depending on which parental species have been used to make the cross but all of them are sweetly scented like Amaryllis with the tidy habit of evergreen Crinum. During late summer loose umbels of large, scented, pink funnel shaped flowers are held on stout stems, around 10 to 15 blooms on each.

Photo: Atlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: Wikipedia

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