This old fashioned crinum lily is a low maintence plant that produces lovely, large, striped, lily-like flowers. The stripes are alternately wine pink and white. The flowers also have a wonderful faintly sweet fragrance.Common name:
Crinum cochinchinense, Crinum longistylum, Crinum esquiroliiColor:
18-24 inchesDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Getting a crinum to grow is easy, but getting it in the right location – from a landscape designing standpoint – is not. I’m saddened every time I drive by the Columbia Museum of Art, where a landscape architect put our crinum in deep shade. They’re suffering. Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial ShadeSoil:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- These gorgeous lilies occur naturally all over the world.
- There are dozens of American, African, and Asian species.
- Some crinums grow in deserts while others grow completely underwater.
These will produce several flower stalks during the warmer months with the majority of blooms coming in the spring and fall. These lilies will multiply by producing bulbs underground as well as from the seeds that form after the blooms.UseMedicinal use:
- Medicinal uses: Warning: Unverified information Bulbs are extremely acrid.
- When roasted, they are used as a rubefacient in rheumatism.
- Crushed and toasted bulb is applied to piles and abscesses to cause suppuration.
- The juice of the leaf is used in earache.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.