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PlantFiles: Crinum Lily
Crinum scabrum

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: scabrum (SKAY-brum) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

20 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms all year


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From bulbils

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive esfisher On May 5, 2006, esfisher from Tampa, FL wrote:

I do have several crinums in my yard (zone 11) and love them. However, they've developed red splotches on the leaves. Is this leaf spot and if so what is the recommended treatment? Or is this a sign of nutrient deficiency. Most of my plants get full sun and in fact the only plant not afflicted is in the backyard and gets partial sun.
Thank you.

Positive SudieGoodman On Apr 22, 2006, SudieGoodman from Broaddus, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Zone 8b, Sam Rayburn Lake, east TX
My Crinum Scabrum is currently blooming today, April 22-06 in a 23" pot. I do need your suggestion on how to deadhead. Do I remove bloom above or below small bean-size bulb immediately below blossom?
Thanking you in advance for your comments. Sunbonnet Sue

Positive onalee On Jun 10, 2005, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This old fashioned crinum lily is a low maintence plant that produces lovely pink and white stripped blooms about the size of an Easter Lily that have the most wonderful fragrance! The tall bloom stalk stands about 18 - 24 inches above the abundant foilage and holds several blooms at a time! These will produce several flower stalks during the warmer months with the majority of blooms coming in the spring and fall. These lilies will multiply by producing bulbs underground as well as from the seeds that form after the blooms.


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

Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Apopka, Florida
Brooksville, Florida (2 reports)
Cape Coral, Florida
Floral City, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Fountain, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)
Longwood, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
Ethel, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Trout, Louisiana
Easton, Maryland
Magee, Mississippi
Roswell, New Mexico
North Augusta, South Carolina
Pocahontas, Tennessee
Beaumont, Texas
Broaddus, Texas
Tyler, Texas
Victoria, Texas
Buena Vista, Virginia

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