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Posted by chrisat56 none (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 10, 14 at 6:03

Have had real problems trying to identify this plant. A friend cultivated them in the UK a few years ago from bulbs they brought back from Hawaii.

They are basically like huge onions about 5-6ft in height which produce a single flower about this time of year which is comprised of about 20 separate stamens.

I have attached a photo of the whole plant in a separate post.

Having tried other gardening forums I've drawn a total blank so would really appreciate a proper i.d. - some guidance on care would also be much appreciated! Thanks.


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Here is the plant itself


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Looks like a Crinum.


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I agree with esh_ga....possibly Crinum asiaticum (Spider Lily)

Here is a link that might be useful: Spider Lily Crinum


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Thanks to you both. Seems spot on.


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