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By Kaiglen

London, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone identify this lily it grows about 4ft tall pink flowers the bulbs are huge about 6” or more




its Amarylis belladonna and isn't a true lily.
this is the link to the RHS page about them

13 Jul, 2020


More likely to be one of the Crinums. Judging by the foliage, likely one of the better forms of Crinum x powellii. That is one of the hardiest Crinums, too, so more likely in the UK than the other hybrids. Amaryllis belladonna is more likely to bloom a month from now--two months where I live.

14 Jul, 2020


Yes I was rather hasty with my id. the leaves are already there so Crinum is much more likely.

14 Jul, 2020


I inherited one when we moved here, it's a Crinum and always assumed x powellii. It is under the window hemmed in by path edging and wall and desperately needs moving/splitting. Getting in there to get underneath is the problem - any suggestions?

14 Jul, 2020


If you are going to move or split it, I'd use a fork. Crinums don't like to be touched, so it will sulk for a year or two. If you do it as the leaves begin to die back, you should have 6-8 weeks before first frost so the roots can start to grow again. There are actually over 35 species of crinum, but x powellii is the most available. There are also a lot of hybrids and xAmarcrinums that look like crinums.

14 Jul, 2020


Thank you everyone I was given this lily and told it was an elephant lily but couldn’t find it anywhere just like to know the correct name.

14 Jul, 2020

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