More Information About Amarcrinum
x Amarcrinum is a man-made intergeneric cross between two amaryllids, an Amaryllis (A. belladonna) and a Crinum (C. moorei, C. powelii and others). x Amarcrinum is a large-flowered geophyte (bulb) with strap-like leaves that displays the best qualities of both parents without the weaknesses of either. x Amarcrinum plants produce more flowers than either parent, are easy to grow, are drought-tolerant and often scented like Crinums and produce long-lasting blemish-free foliage like Amaryllis. x Amarcrinum bloom during the heat of the summer when many perennials are taking a siesta and thus provide a well received splash of color.
x Amarcrinum will perform best in full sun, with plenty of compost, and with well-drained soil. At the northern end of its hardiness range, x Amarcrinum may require an ex tra layer of mulch to survive the winter. North of zone 7, gardeners can grow x Amarcrinum as a container plant or dig the bulbs and bring them in for the winter. Smaller bulbs may take a few years to become large enough to flower, so be patient. x Amarcrinum is a bold textured plant that pairs well with fine textured companions such as ornamental grasses, amsonia, liatris and salvia. When you are ready to buy x Amarcrinum, check out our online offering of x Amarcrinum for sale.