- Scientific Name: Crinum x powelii Hort. ex Bak.
- Chinese Common Name: 鲍氏文殊兰 Bào-shi Wénshū∙lán
- Japanese Common Name: インドハマユウ [印度浜木綿] indohamayū
- Family: Amaryllidaceae
- Genus: Crinum
- Distribution: garden hybrid
- Photo: 08/10/2014, Hangzhou Botanical Garden, Zhejiang
- Note: Hybrid name honors C. B. Powell (1830-1904), Irish/English businessman and avid gardener who developed and introduced this bulb around 1858.
Crinum x powellii, commonly called swamp lily or Cape lily, is a hybrid of garden origin resulting from a cross between two South African crinums, namely, C. bulbispermum (orange river lily) and C. moorei (natal lily). This hybrid typically produces a clump of narrow, strap-shaped green leaves to 3-4’ long and to 2-3” wide near the base from which rises a naked flower scape to 4-5’ tall which is topped with umbels of 8-10 showy, fragrant, trumpet-shaped, pink flowers (each to 4” diameter) which bloom in succession from late summer to early autumn. Leaves are evergreen in frost free winter climates, but will die back in freezing temperatures. Long necked bulbs are large (to as much as 7” in diameter) with tapered necks. (Missouri Botanical Garden)