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PlantFiles: Poison Bulb, Variegated Grand Crinium Lily
Crinum asiaticum 'Variegatum'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: asiaticum (a-see-AT-ee-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatum

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive gothqueen On Nov 7, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

I have grown this plant successfully as both a terrestrial and a fully aquatic plant in a pond. It does not rot, as one would imagine, but will develop a huge root system if grown in water.

This is a great crinum to add interest to the landscape. It gets very large and pups readily. Greener pups can be removed and more variegated ones selected out for propagation.

Positive palmbob On Aug 5, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

variegated form of a very easy to grow plant that is tolerant of all sorts of soil types (as long as well draining). Likes lots of water, but will survive on average water. Can become quite large (up to 4' across). Relatively fast grower.


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

Deland, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sarasota, Florida

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