After years in propagation at The Southern Bulb Company, we're proud to continue to offer very healthy bulbs to our customers. The Crinum 'Bradley' opens wide her petals to unfurl in a pink masterpiece. The fragrance is subtly pleasing, and the display is stunning. If a bulb is supposed to have a purpose in your garden, consider this the bulb that gives you a grand showing of color and fragrance in June, when most of your spring flowers are on the way out. It almost pains us to harvest these beautiful flowers from the field, but we're even more glad to put them in your hands.
Landscape and Maintenance:The Crinum 'Bradley' stands about 2 feet tall, but when it is time for the blooms to appear in June, the stalks shoot up to 4 feet tall and have multiple blooms on each stalk. The Bradley blooms once during the summer, but it is stunning. You can see the variations of pink on the blooms the longer they have been open. These have already bloomed this season, but you can prepare for next year. When a freeze or hard frost does come, let the foliage die down naturally. It will quickly turn brown and drape over the clump of bulbs like a blanket protecting it from colder winters. You can remove the foliage, but if you do, consider mulching the clump if you are in Zone 8 or colder.
Companion Plants:Great companion plants include lantana, phlox, and salvias around the outer base of the bulbs. Also, consider planting the bulbs behind low trimmed hedges or behind benches, as they will grow and bloom about 4 to 5 feet high and show themselves just fine, while the base remains hidden behind these other structures. Plant bulbs like Narcissus 'Grand Primo', "Golden Dawn," or Leucojum aestinum 'Snowflakes' around the outer circle of the clump of bulbs to bring a seasonal change of color for winter and spring while the crinums lay dormant. Fall-blooming red spider lilies also combine well with crinum foliage as a backdrop.
Difference between a regular and a jumbo Crinum bulb: A regular bulb is about the size of a baseball. The jumbo bulb has been growing longer, usually a couple more years, and is the size of a softball or larger. Large bulbs are 1) quicker in their life to dividing and producing more offsets (babies) and 2) have a higher likelihood of larger and more blooms in the first year.
Shipping & Returns
Returns Policy You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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