Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) 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)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Scarlet (Dark Red) White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Mid Fall
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
I do not aggree. Crinum latifolum and Milk and Wine lily are two different crinums .
- Flowers might look alike, but flowers of the Milk and Wine are 4 times bigger than the flowers of the crinum latifolium .
- Bulbs of the Milk and Wine lily are huge , when bulbs of the crinum latifolium look like shallots
On Feb 5, 2008, subhransu from baripada India wrote:
In India this plant is known as sudarshana in Hindi & sanskrit language. this plant has tremendous medicinal properties. The roots and the leafes are used in medicine.it is used as a febrifuge & used in skin disorder & inflammations.Also used as an analgesic.
from Dr.subhransu sekhar mishra
medical research scientist
Next Genaration technology
On Jan 11, 2007, jawadkundi from Lahore Pakistan wrote:
" Milk and Wine Lily, is an elegant lily with natural timer set to it, here in my garden, (Lahore - Pakistan), I have a few hundreds of them and I have two varieties of it, one is the small stem which bears two flowers and the other is a double " four flower with longer stem, they shed flowers for a whole month.
Late July monsoon rain brings first shedding, some two three hundred stalks sprout, and bloom in 3 nights, the bulb multiplies in many baby bulbs so in february its good for them to take them out from the soil and replant them, so to scatter them and detach small bulbs from the parent one, clipping their leaves makes them healthy and so makes the flower bigger and healthier.
There is an amazing season related phenomenon, a very beautiful white spider with pink tiger like stripes developes in them, as the flower bed blooms, I have awaited it this season but could not snap it, lets hope the coming season i might snap it and upload the image.
The spider is very shy, about half an inch in size. Makes small cobwebs amongst the flowers, it lives in the flower bell, also if we cut the flowers and put them in water vase, they stay fresh for a week, filling the indoors with a very light sweet fragrance.
On Jun 11, 2005, gone2seed from Milton, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
Easy to grow and give us a profusion of bloom during June.Ours grow in sandy soil and get no special attention .
The description above gives the stripe color as scarlet.I would describe it as medium to dark pink.
On Sep 25, 2003, acampbell from Rowland, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Very pretty lily! I have a large clump of them that were in the yard when I bought the house. There are other around the neighborhood too. The red is not at deep as the picture here, but they just keep on keeping on without my doing anything. My definition of a perfect plant! The flowers on their stalks are at least 3'-4' tall. The leaves are very long, at least 3'. The seed pods are rather large, about 1" in diameter at least, and lots of them. I've just let them fall, and I think they are coming up from the seeds too, though I wouldn't swear to it.
On Jun 18, 2001, tiG from Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Beautiful white blooms with pink striping in summer. Crinum lilies have graced southern gardens for years. This one has a spicy sweet scent.
Will grow in moist well drained or seasonally wet soil at waters edge.
Protect from cold weather by mulching.
Two schools of thought on depth to plant. One is plant to neck of bulb, the other is plant very deep.
Ours never bloomed until I dug them up and planted them deep. (zone 7) We have a profusion of flowers the whole month of June.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Villers-lÃ¨s-nancy, Moody, Alabama Vernon, Alabama Vincent, Alabama Queen Creek, Arizona Mountain View, Arkansas Oakhaven, Arkansas Solgohachia, Arkansas Bartow, Florida Cape Coral, Florida Haverhill, Florida High Springs, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Keystone Heights, Florida Panama City, Florida Pensacola, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Suncoast Estates, Florida Tallahassee, Florida Tampa, Florida Aldora, Georgia Between, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Pine Mountain, Georgia Royston, Georgia Tifton, Georgia Waverly, Georgia West Point, Georgia Woodbury, Georgia Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bordelonville, Louisiana Gonzales, Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana Mandeville, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana Zachary, Louisiana Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi Grenada, Mississippi Maben, Mississippi Olive Branch, Mississippi Pearl River, Mississippi Saucier, Mississippi Elizabeth City, North Carolina Elrod, North Carolina Greenville, North Carolina Leicester, North Carolina Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Conway, South Carolina (2 reports) Ellendale, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Pocahontas, Tennessee Austin, Texas Benbrook, Texas Clarksville City, Texas Colmesneil, Texas Dallas, Texas Deer Park, Texas Dickinson, Texas Fate, Texas Garland, Texas Houston, Texas Irving, Texas Jacksonville, Texas Lowry Crossing, Texas Macallen, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Whitehouse, Texas Winnsboro, Texas Virginia Beach, Virginia