Do you love purple foliaged crinums, but tired of them dying outside during colder temperatures? Then it's time to give this crinum a try. Crinum 'Sangria' is valued for its ability withstand colder temperatures than all of the other dark foliage colored crinums. We have successfully grown this crinum outside on our farm for 6 years, and we've had some pretty cold winters! (15-17 degree lows for two days straight--hey, that's cold for us!) Just a reminder, we're located in sandy loam soils east of Dallas, TX and north of Tyler, TX if this helps give you an idea of our climate. Officially we're a Zone 7B, but we'd still recommend this for zones 8 or warmer. Although valued for the foliage, this crinum does have a nice pink bloom that occasionally blooms during the summer. This low maintenance bulb should be watered regularly and planted in full sun to part shade. Will struggle to survive winter freezes in zone 7 or colder.
Originating in 1983 and discovered by Texas horticulturist Scott Oden, this gorgeous dark leaved hybrid is much more winter hardy than other purple crinums and graces gardens with its trumpet-shaped pink flowers. The Crinum ‘Sangria’ showcases dramatic glossy foliage that varies from purple to bronze coloring, with leaves that can grow to 2 ft long, and exhibits rosy magenta flowers that bloom in the late spring & again in the fall. The flowers cluster atop smooth sturdy stems after a few years of growth, but the bulbs can be grown simply for the pleasure of enjoying the showy foliage produced in the spring and lasting all summer and fall. They can grow tall, up to almost 5 feet in height!
Spring Shipped Bulb
Our spring-planted flower bulbs ship during the ideal time for planting: March 15 through the end of summer. Any orders received before or during these dates will ship in this period. Orders placed during the winter will ship the following spring. You may order at any time to reserve your bulbs, however your credit card will be charged at checkout. Thanks!