Milk and Wine Lily - Plant
Description for Milk and Wine Lily
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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Milk and Wine Lily, Ceylon swamplily, Pink striped trumpet lily â€¢ Hindi: सुदर्शन Sudarshan â€¢ Marathi: Gandani-kanda, Gadambhikanda, Golkamdo â€¢ Tamil: Vishamungil â€¢ Kannada: Vish mungli â€¢ Bengali: Sukhdarshan â€¢ Konkani: Golkando â€¢ Sanskrit: मधुपर्णिका Madhuparnika, Vrishakarni. Botanical name: [Crinum latifolium L.] Crinum latifolium Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family) Synonyms: Crinum cochinchinense, Crinum longistylum, Crinum esquirolii.||Pink striped trumpet lily||Summer||18-36 inches||easy|
Planting and care
These bulbs are planted quite deep â€“ plant your bulb so that the soil line is even with the ribbon tied at the top of the long stalk.
|Full sun or partial shade||Sandy, well draining, fairly dry soil.||Water in well; you may want to put water in the bottom of the hole before placing the bulb in. After they are established, they donâ€™t require much water, but when first planting a good soaking will help them get over the shock of being transplanted.||Minimum of 55 F.||use a very light, natural fertilizer or compost.|
Caring for Milk and Wine Lily
- Though drought resistant in times of necessity, the crinum lily prefers consistently moist soil unless dormant. Plant a few of the large crinum lily bulbs for showy masses of flowers and fragrance in the landscape.
Typical uses of Milk and Wine Lily
Ornamental use: They have been chosen for height, fragrance, width of petals and other attributes that found favor with gardeners.
Medicinal use: 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.