Jump to content

Not a Palm question


Recommended Posts

Like the title says, this isn't a Palm question. But, with the wealth of knowledge here, I was hoping to get some of your opinions on Crinum Lily's. 

We have a wide variety of Crinum Lily's here in South Georgia, close to the coast, about 20 miles from Florida. The things is, I don't know the names of most of them. 

I want to buy a stiff leaved, upright variety that grows pretty huge and is evergreen/semi-evergreen. I see them planted here in clusters and as solitary specimens. I even see wild swamp Crinums at my grandpa's, along side the road and at the okefanokee. 

Does anybody have any recommendations? If so, list color bloom, size if plant and and at what temp/humidity does the leaf burn back if possible.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for posting this question. I'm curious about crinum lilies too. There is an online vendor, https://www.ebay.com/usr/bulbsnmorenurseryfl?ul_noapp=true  (no association or endorsement, although they quickly responded to my question about planting time) that has so many to choose from, I'm at a loss for the best choices for my area. (I'm not getting a response from my Cooperative Extension; yours may be better.)

Another resource is Scott Ogden's book, "Garden Bulbs for the South" which you may find helpful.

Another aspect of crinum lilies is their fragrance. You may want to consider this if fragrance is important to you.

Edited by Manalto
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...