Growth Form: A short herbaceous perennial that grows from bulbs and forms clumps. It is thought to originate from a cross between Crinum amabile and a Crinum species from the Caribbean. Foliage: Dark purplish red, glossy leaves are strap-shaped with pointed leaf apex and entire leaf margin (2.5 - 5 cm wide). They have a slightly pleated leaf surface and are arranged in a rosette. Flowers: Dark pink flowers have 6 narrow, linear petals that are bent backwards and 7 - 8 red, long stamens. Flowers are arranged in an umbellate inflorescence (several stalked flowers united at the base to a single point).