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PlantFiles: Crinum Lily
Crinum 'Twelve Apostles'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Twelve Apostles

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Mid Summer
Mid Fall


Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MusettaWebb On May 9, 2013, MusettaWebb from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

Both my mother in the Texas Panhandle and my grandmother in northern Louisiana had this lily in their yards. They grew about 3' tall and bloomed prufusely. One of the most beautiful plants in my memory.

Positive TickiSox On Feb 26, 2009, TickiSox from Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Twelve Apostles has the slight bluish gray foliage from the bulbispermum side of it's family and the stiffness from the asiaticum side. The flowers are nothing to write home about, they are fragranced but I think of soap instead of the anise scent they are supposed to carry. They are a reliable repeat bloomer once they are established. Several scapes in the spring, then sometimes during the summer and then again in Oct or so. Rain really sets them off. No seeds(have not tried to hybridize) and sort of slow to offset. Well worth having.


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

Lowndesboro, Alabama
Liberty, North Carolina

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