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Crinum Lily, Confederate Lily, Milk and Wine Lily
Crinum fimbriatulum

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: fimbriatulum (fim-bry-AH-too-lum) (Info)




4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year




Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

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:


Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


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

, (2 reports)

Gadsden, Alabama

Greensboro, Alabama

Lawley, Alabama

Piedmont, Alabama

Vincent, Alabama

Tempe, Arizona

Belleview, Florida

Bradenton, Florida

Fountain, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Miccosukee Cpo, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Orange Park, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

Wray, Georgia

Shreveport, Louisiana

West Monroe, Louisiana

Ellisville, Mississippi

Gulfport, Mississippi

Tupelo, Mississippi

Roswell, New Mexico

Henderson, North Carolina

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Seminole, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Swansea, South Carolina

Winnsboro, South Carolina

Middleton, Tennessee

Austin, Texas (2 reports)

Baytown, Texas

Colmesneil, Texas

Dickinson, Texas

Euless, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Geronimo, Texas

Houston, Texas

Seagraves, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 16, 2013, bluetexasbonnie from Geronimo, TX wrote:

These bloom every time they get fertilizer and rain.

My grandmother called them corn lilies. They do look like a young stalk of corn in the way the leaves gracefully arch away from the center support.

These were planted in front of the large wooden front porch at my grandmother's house. They were just perfect for a young giggly girl to hide behind and spy on her older boy cousins. :)

My grandparents moved from that house in the late 60's. I drove by the house just a few years ago, and there, 40+ years later, were the corn lilies, blooming and looking elegant -- just like I remembered them.

Once established, they survive neglect, but only seem to bloom with a bit of TLC.