Sangria Crinum Lily 'Sangria'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Sangria



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage


This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Anniston, Alabama

Hayward, California

Pleasant Hill, California

Deerfield Beach, Florida

Palm Harbor, Florida

Saint Augustine, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Prairieville, Louisiana

Bishopville, Maryland

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Cayce, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 21, 2012, Florida9 from Palm Harbor, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I obtained a small Sangria Crinum last year, and was hoping to see it bloom by next year. I thought it was pretty, and more importantly it is listed as deer resistant. Unfortunately, the local deer have decided that they like Crinum after all, as my posted picture shows. They have even eaten my neighbors decade-old giant Crinums. I still have high hopes that it will survive and bloom someday. It seems to be growing well here in 9B in full sun.
Update June 2013; This year I kept the Crinum sprayed and the deer left it alone. It grew beautifully and bloomed in the spring. I was thrilled with it, but then went on vacation for 3 weeks. A strong rain washed the plant clean of spray and I came home to a 6" stump. Hoping again for regrowth, but it is clear our deer love this plant more tha... read more


On Oct 15, 2009, BJames1 from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

In my zone 8a garden, this is my favorite plant. I have yet to have it bloom after 2 years in the ground as a small bulb, but its beauty needs no flower to cement its place in my heart. Crinum 'Sangria' has succulent purple leaves that retain their magnificient color ALL SEASON LONG! Of course, older leaves do tend to exhibit a more green color. There is, however, always fresh growth to display its warming purple-leaved character. Due to its exceedingly cold hardy nature compared to other purple-leaved crinums, this is the only such crinum that will grow in my zone. Its richness, ease of growth, dependable presence, and promise for much anticipated return each year will keep it as a mainstay in my gardening life. And don't forget the future potential for flowers! Crinum 'Sangria' will bloo... read more


On Jul 8, 2006, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Quote from Plant Delights catalog: "This much sought-after crinum lily originated in 1983 as a cross of C. procerum 'Splendens' x an unknown C. bulbispermum (or hybrid). It was discovered as a seedling in the garden of the late Marcia Clint Wilson by Texan Scott Ogden. The dark purple, reflexed foliage makes a dramatic clump, topped in late spring and again in fall with 18" spikes of rosy pink flowers. Because of its C. bulbispermum parentage, C. 'Sangria' is much more winter hardy than other purple leaf crinums. Most of the material that is sold as C. 'Sangria' is simply C. procerum 'Splendens'."

Scott Ogden says that this crinum is slow to increase unless bulbs are sliced to induce multiplication. Hardy red-leafed seedlings can be produced using C. bulbispermum pollen on ... read more