St.Christopher Lily

Crinum jagus

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: jagus (JAG-us) (Info)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year






Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From bulbils

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama

Brooksville, Florida

High Springs, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Plant City, Florida

North Augusta, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Gordonville, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 18, 2015, williamca from Plant City, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

My bulbs have been in my garden over thirty years and reproduce by bulb offsets, no seeds or other methods. It is a beautiful carefree plant.


On May 20, 2009, revlar from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Crinum jagus readly produces viable seed .. we have sold and shipped them to buyers is the U.S., Australia and Africa. This is the species that a lot of the white varieties were hybrid from, unfortunately most hybrid crosses do not produce seed. They flower and look similar but the foliage of the species plant is a bit different .. they do not have the long sword shaped leaves ... they are shorter and wider with a bit of foliar pleating.

DonnaA2Z......Reports that her lily has not produced any seeds...apparently her lily is not Crinum jagus. Her lily is a hybrid .
Tried contacting her but apparently she is no longer a member..


On Oct 12, 2008, DonnaA2Z from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The bloom is wonderfully delicate in appearance. It propagates itself by putting on offsets. I have had this plant for a few years now and have seen no sign of seed pods of any kind.