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Crinum asiaticum /Grand Crinum Lily

Crinum asiaticum  / Crinum asiaticum
A scape of flowers and strong robust foliage
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A scape of flowers and strong robust foliage

Close-up image of flowers and buds ready to open

Specimen plant in a Baton Rouge garden


Young plant in spring

Close-up of foliage on young plant

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Scientific Name: Crinum asiaticum
Common Name: Grand Crinum Lily
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a strong, robust crinum that produces a big rosette of tall, thick ascending leaves and heavy succulent stalks of thirty to fifty, tubular flowers that appear above the foliage from spring through the summer. This is an excellent specimen plant for the garden and makes a strong presence where ever it is grown. A single Bulb can weigh as much as twenty pounds. This crinum is widely grown in warm parts of the country, especially in Florida, California, Texas and other points across the Gulf Coast. Even without flowers it makes a stunning specimen in the garden. In Zone 8 the tops may suffer freeze injury, but growth will usually return in the spring, especially if plants are mulched heavily. They grow best in a moist, fertile soil, but can tolerate some drought for moderate periods of time.