Add composted cow manure and organic peat humus to the hole when you plant. No trimming is needed other than to remove browned leaves. To keep the plant looking tidy, you may want to clean up around the base occasionally, removing any excess pups. Water on a regular basis with time for the soil to dry out between waterings. Fertilize 3 times a year - spring, summer and autumn - with a good quality granular fertilizer.
- Light Needs: Full sun to Partial Sun
- Watering Needs: Once established, needs regular watering
Take your pick: either the white and burgundy flowers or massive purple leaves are your favorite component of the Queen Emma crinum lily. It's a large, free-blooming, fragrant, bulbous perennial for frost-free climates or large containers. Native to the Seychelles and Mauritius in the western Indian Ocean, it grows and increases vigorously in suitable conditions, and blooms continuously, but most heavily in springtime.