This striking species brings autumnal glamour to the Glasshouse Bays.
A member of the daffodil family (Amaryllidaceae), x Amarcrinum memoria-corsii ‘Howardii’ is a showy bulbous perennial. It is the only species within the genus, which is an intergeneric hybrid between the South African Amaryllis belladonna and Crinum moorei, though in appearance bears a greater similarity to the latter, having an open, funnel-shaped flower. Requiring a sunny, well-drained position, umbels of lightly scented flowers are held on stout, leafless stems in autumn, above a clump of strap-shaped leaves. The flowers vary in colour from pale pink to rose pink, and the petal surface appears to have a crystalline quality.