Crinum Lily

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Crinum Lily

Crinum spp.
Cemetery Lily, Milk-and-Wine Lily
2

3 feet
2

3 feet
South Africa
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Bright light; for a better-looking plant, protect from western summer sun. Crinum is a tropical evergreen, with big, sloppy mounds of cascading succulent foliage and prominent red-white-and pink striped lily flowers in warm weather. The best-adapted lily for Central Texas, it endures without any supplemental water, and can be found thriving in abandoned homesteads and cemeteries. Huge underground storage bulbs enable it to survive in between rains. It is said that no crinum has ever died! Many varieties are available.

Maintenance

Grooming. May shrivel a bit in summer scorch and freezes back in winter, but the root is extremely hardy. In general, burnt foliage can be trimmed off to keep it tidy.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
2-3' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Pink, White
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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