How To Grow Crinum Lilies

Crinum lilies (Crinum spp.) Are large, heat- and moisture-loving plants that produce an abundant variety of showy flowers in summer.

Grown in the gardens of the southern plantations; many still exist in these areas, surpassed by swamps and swamps. The crinum plant is often referred to as a southern marsh lily, spider lily, or a cemetery plant, indicating that it used to be used to adorn cemeteries from centuries past.

Regaining popularity in the landscape, the crinum is generally obtained from large bulbs, although growing plants can also be found in nurseries.

The crinum plant can also be grown from the large seeds it produces or through branches called pups. The crinum plant reaches 1 to 1.5 m (3 to 5 ft) at maturity and the same around.

The foliage is spirally arranged, rough, and open. Often used for a short, growing hedge where flowers and fragrances can be appreciated.

Arrange the crinum lilies in groups, spacing the plants 1 to 2 meters apart. Rough, draped foliage can look sloppy, at which point the crinum plant can be trimmed, removing the leaves from the underside for a neater look.

How to grow a crinum lily plant

Large bulbs in full sun or filtered light in early spring. Since moisture helps this large plant establish itself, some granules that hold water from the soil are helpful when planting crinum lilies.

A large amount of soil around the outer edges of the crinum plant helps direct water to the roots. The bulbs should not be in the water, the soil should drain well.

Crinum flowers appear in late summer, offering fragrance and large, showy flowers. They are available in a variety of cultivars such as 'Milk and Wine' with pink stripes and white 'Alba' flowers.

A member of the Amaryllis family, crinum flowers grow on stiff, sturdy tips (called landscapes). In warmer areas, crinum flowers persist for most of the year.

Most of the information indicates that the crinum plant is limited to USDA plant hardiness zones 9 through 11, where they function as long-lasting flowering perennials. However, resilient crinum lily bulbs are known to exist and continue to bloom for decades in the far north of zone 7.

The crinum plant acts as a herbaceous perennial in cooler areas, dying in winter and sprouting with daffodils and tulips in spring. Although it is resistant to drought in times of need, the crinum lily prefers constantly moist soil unless it is dormant.

Plant some of the large crinum lily bulbs for showy masses of flowers and fragrances in the landscape.

Get more Crinum lily plants

The crinum lily is a member of the Amaryllis family and produces a bulb that grows on the stem at the base where the flower sprouted.

The weight of the bullets will eventually bring down the stem (leak) that supports it. Sometimes multiple displacements develop from the same flower.

Keep the soil moist after the vent drops. After a week or so, the leaves and roots will develop and the bulbs will continue to grow.

Eliminate dropped offsets to grow more plants. Be sure to include the roots. Replace in a container large enough to allow for growth. You can also plant directly into the ground.

When to separate lily crinum pups 

In most gardens, the plants remain green throughout the year. This makes it difficult to determine the best time to divide crinum lilies (digging and dividing in early fall is suggested).

Generally, division of the baby crinum lily is done during the slowest growth period of the plant. Divisions should not be made while the plant is actively flowering.

Although the decision of when to separate crinum lily pups is up to the gardener, it should be noted that these plants do not like to be disturbed by their roots.

Therefore, the division of the factory should only be done when necessary. Prepare planting holes so that you can plant new bulbs in them right away.

If the area is dry, water a few days before or dig a few days after the rain. Don't dig when the soil is wet, but when it is slightly damp it will be easier.

We hope you enjoy this video about growing Crinum and other Lilies:

 

Source: GardenClubofHouston

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