Crinum (Crinum bulbispermum) in the Crinums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
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
Pollinators: Various insects

Two different seedling plants.

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Photo gallery:
Location: North Carolina, USADate: May 20, 2010Two different seedling plants.
By raydio
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Date: 2006-08-25Photo by Stan Shebs
By SongofJoy
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Photo by Stan Shebs
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By ardesia
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Photo by Stan Shebs
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Date: 2008-06-09
By xeronema
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Pink form. Photo courtesy of Telos Rare Bulbs
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White and Red Form. Photo courtesy of Telos Rare Bulbs
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: Summer 2012lovely blooms
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Location: North Carolina, USADate: May 24, 2010Unnamed seedling.
By raydio
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Location: North Carolina, USADate: May 24, 2010Unnamed seedling.
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Location: North Carolina, USADate: May 20, 2010Unnamed seedlings
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
By vic
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Location: Lowndesboro ALDate: 2015-05-22
By Kabby
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Comments:
Posted by Frillylily (springfield MO area - Zone 6a) on Jan 19, 2019 10:25 PM

Hardy through zone 5, native to the Orange River area of Africa.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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