Giant Spider Lily
Crinum x amabile

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: x amabile

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

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Brea, California

San Diego, California

Tulare, California

Villa Park, California

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Big Pine Key, Florida

Brooksville, Florida (2 reports)

Cape Coral, Florida

Miami, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida

Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Spring Hill, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Carriere, Mississippi

Conway, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Broaddus, Texas

Ingleside, Texas

Los Fresnos, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 29, 2009, art_n_garden from Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant was sold to me as a water plant and has lived in full sun with this being the second year in my pond. I over-wintered it in a rubbermaid tub with very little care and light and it did just fine bouncing back when I set it back out into the pond this year. It still has not flowered, but I am hopeful for this year or next.

Positive

On Aug 21, 2005, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows in Texas and sometimes only gets watered by the rainfall. They flower more with regular watering.