Crinum 'Milk and Wine' in the Crinums Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Other: All parts are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Other info: first flowering when grown from seed usually occurs in 3-8 years
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Other: some old and established bulbs can be huge, weighing up to 40 lbs; crinums do not like transplanting

First buds ever, 7 years!

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Location: Lowndesboro ALDate: 2009-02-25
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2017-03-24
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 22, 2012 5:16 AM

This is one of the first Crinums to bloom every summer. If early summer is cool, the 2-3 bloom spikes each bulb sends up will last for a couple weeks each and provide almost a month of blooms in succession. This is also one tough bulb.

The spicy blooms are usually triggered after a good rain. Foliage can be a little messy but maintains a nice appearance with a little grooming and perhaps some companion perennials planted in the area.

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piksihk On May 29, 2017 Bloomed
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Very fragrant
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WG square bed; rect bed
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tabbycat On June 12, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Took picture of bloom & seed pods developing after flowers.
tabbycat On May 14, 2019 Bloomed
1st bud of 2019 is opening.
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