Crinum lilies (Crinum spp.) are large, heat and moisture loving plants, producing an abundant array of showy flowers in summer.
This crinum typically blooms in July, with slender-petaled, fragrant white flower that is highlighted with long, wine red stamens. They are unusual, looking like nothing else in the garden. Crinum leaves are basal, typically long and strap-shaped.
Planting And Care
Protect from winter wet
Generally disease and pest free
In fall before the first frost, dig dry and store bulbs for winter in a cool, frost-free location in a medium such as peat or vermiculite that is given minimal moisture
Crinum Lily Care
Plant 10 cm deep in any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Bulbs should not sit in water, the soil should drain well
Plant the large bulbs in full sun or filtered light in early spring
Each bulb needs to be planted right side up
The more pointed end is considered the top
Plant each bulb in a hole that is just deep enough that its neck is protruding from the soil and the bottom of the bulb is covered in soil
Covering the entire bulb with soil and planting too deep discourages flowering
Space bulbs at least 8 inches apart and water the planting site or container well after planting