Australian native plants that I grow – a few words
By Jeff Howes
Common name: Swamp Lily
Crinum: from the Greek crinon meaning a lily
peduncalutum: from the Latin peduncalatus meaning with a peduncle, referring to the long flowering stalk (photo 2).
Grows naturally along the eastern seaboard of Australia, however it is not all that common in the wild.
I planted my firstplant about 15 years ago in my garden, in the northern Sydney suburbs and I now have quite a few, as new plants grow readily from the many large seeds that are produced after the late December flowering.