Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crinum Lily

The drought tolerant and virtually maintenance free crinum lilies have been blooming like crazy, as shown in an older photo from our garden. We have them all over the yard and when they are in bloom, it is a color splash explosion during the warm months.

The foliage of the variety of crinum lilies shown in the photos are not very attractive in the landscape (in my opinion) . . . but they make it up with the explosion of colors when they bloom.

The irritating thing about this plant is that it attracts the huge grasshoppers that are such a problem to get rid of, although they don't do much damage to the crinums.  They are shameless!

What I love about the crinum lilies . . . they multiply profusely once you get them established.  They are easily propagated by dividing the bulbs.

Here are some links featuring crinum lilies . . .

Pacific Bulb Society 


Doofus.org Crinum Page


gagasgarden said...

Hi Gina,
I think its a Crinium Lily, but I didn't take a picture of the foliage and the plant is in Hot Springs. Thanks for posting this great article.
Susan Fox

Gina Alfani said...

You are welcome Susan :)

The flower you posted looks like a crinum, but with so many varieties of lilies, it is difficult to say. My crinums are the first lilies I have ever grown.

I love that it is so maintenance free!


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