Category: Bulbs Perennials Shrubs Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: 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: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade Partial to Full Shade
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Pink Rose/Mauve Magenta (Pink-Purple) White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Spring Late Fall/Early Winter Blooms repeatedly
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Burgundy Bronze-Green Smooth-Textured Leathery-Textured
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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: From bulbils
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Dec 14, 2009, Calligrapher from Green Cove Springs, FL wrote:
My spider crinum is in a completely shaded corner under a cottonwood tree. It's been there for over 15 years. It blooms profusely and smells heavenly! It has grown to 11' tall and 7' wide (many plants within that range). The seeds are sometimes larger than golf balls! I enjoy giving them to friends and family, as they all are amazed at the size and beauty of this plant. Fleming Island,FL
On Jun 5, 2009, fireflyintexas from New Braunfels, TX wrote:
I live on the Guadalupe river in New Braunfels and have three different kinds of crinums around my garden area. I have a pink crinum perched close to the water in a very sunny, Western slope and it blooms in mid-summer, but I have another crinum that is blooming for the first time this year that is tucked in a shadier part of the garden, on a slope again, and it has put out an amazingly long and winding bloom spike away from the actual plant and bulb! I will try to take a picture of it when it is in full bloom and put it on this website. I also have other crinums in a partly sunny spot and no signs of a bloom yet. I LOVE this plant! They are so hardy so long as you don't plant them in an area that gets too much water, as that could rot the bulb. What a heavenly plant! Lovely, lovely crinums!
On Jun 30, 2006, ducecoopus from Casselberry, FL wrote:
This plant does brown with frost but lives through it all. I regularly chop it back to the bulb in the spring and it comes back fast. It is growing in a group of 20 other crinum lilies. They are about 5' tall. When the flowers die and the bulbs fall on the ground they root themselves and start growing. Starts blooming in mid June.
On Feb 18, 2005, JaxFlaGardener from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I bought a 30 gal pot of this plant for $25 at the end of the season sale at a local plant nursery last Fall. My investment was well worth the price! The plant survived through this winter with temperatures as low as 28 F on occasion. Though some of the leaves are brown from frost/freeze damage, it already has two vibrant, healthy flower spikes to herald the arrival of Spring. In the few months of growth last fall, it produced several side bulbs that are now almost as large as the original plant. I will eventually remove these and transplant them to other areas in my garden. It is a great specimen plant for a large, dramatic accent for a sunny spot in a tropical garden.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Blue Mountain, Alabama Benton, Arkansas Carlsbad, California Fullerton, California Pacoima, California Santa Barbara, California Big Coppitt Key, Florida Big Pine Key, Florida Boca Raton, Florida Bokeelia, Florida Campbell, Florida Cape Coral, Florida Casselberry, Florida Cocoa Beach, Florida Crestview, Florida Fort Myers, Florida Fort White, Florida Gainesville, Florida Greater Carrollwood, Florida Indian River Shores, Florida Jacksonville, Florida (3 reports) Lake Worth Corridor, Florida Masaryktown, Florida Naples, Florida North Sarasota, Florida Ocoee, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Orange Park, Florida Orlando, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Quincy, Florida Siesta Key, Florida Spring Hill, Florida (2 reports) Tampa, Florida Umatilla, Florida Warrington, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Conyers, Georgia Baton Rouge, Louisiana Eden Isle, Louisiana Gretna, Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana Cleveland, Mississippi Florence, Mississippi Tulsa, Oklahoma Centerville, South Carolina Conway, South Carolina East Sumter, South Carolina Austin, Texas Beaumont, Texas Canyon Lake, Texas College Station, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Desoto, Texas Houston, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Watauga, Texas