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PlantFiles: 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)

23 members have or want this plant for trade.


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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bluetexasbonnie 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.


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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