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Products > Crinum procerum var. splendens
Crinum procerum var. splendens - Queen Emma's Purple Crinum
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: Malaysia (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink & White
Bloomtime: Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [C. asiaticum var. procerum, 'Cuprafolium']
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Crinum procerum var. splendens (Queen Emma's Purple Crinum) - A large evergreen bulbous plant to 4 feet tall which forms wide clumps to 6 feet. The upright rigid foliage emerges a rich burgundy with undertones of dark green. In late fall emerge the huge clusters of fragrant white tinged red flowers that darken with age. Plant in full sun for best dark-colored foliage but it can also grow in more shaded areas. Water regularly. Hardy to 20 F but with some foliage damage - evergreen to around 27 F. Can be a stunning plant but best if given some shade in hot interior locations and when protected from wind. This is the name we have long grown this plant by but is has also been known as Crinum asiaticum 'Cuprafolium' and The Plant List, the collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden lists the name Crinum procerum as a synonym of Crinum asiaticum. The name of the genus comes from the Greek word 'crinon' which means "lily" so the one common name "Crinum Lily" seems a bit redundant. The common name usually associated with this red leaf plant honors Emma Kaleleonalani, who was also known as Queen Emma. She was the queen consort to King Kamehameha IV of Hawaii and had many favorite plants at her garden in Lawaikai. This common name is also used for a southern favorite Crinum augustum. Whatever the name, this plant is wonderful.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Crinum procerum var. splendens.