Photo by S. Ogden taken at S. Ogden Gdn, TX
Crinum 'Empress of India'
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Item #: 3431
Zones: 7b to 10b, guessing
Height: 40" tall
This early Indian import in 1906 by the Reasoner Brothers (according to Scott Ogden) is a probable hybrid of C. zeylanicum. Each gigantic clump of large strap-like leaves eventually reaches 5' in width. The giant, nocturnal, 8"+ long flowers atop 5' tall purple scapes, exude an overwhelming fragrance, akin to passing too close to the fragrance counter in an upscale department store. Each white, flared flower is highlighted with a light purple stripe down the center of each petal... a true Southern passalong collectable!