General Plant Information (Edit)
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
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
Other: some old and established bulbs can be huge, weighing up to 40 lbs; crinums do not like transplanting

Common names
  • St.Christopher Lily
  • Cape Lily
  • Coast Lily
  • Queensland Lily
  • Crinum
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Crinum jagus
  • Synonym: Crinum giganteum

  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 22, 2012 6:25 AM concerning plant:
    C. jagus is a variable species that occurs in tropical Africa. Leaves may be broad in some forms and narrow in others. Some plants are quite fragrant, smelling strongly like vanilla, but other plants have little or no odor.

    These plants can be found in swampy conditions, seasonal wetlands, or in grasslands/savannas.

    Different varietal forms have been called scillifolia, noble, vanillodorum, rattrayii, Crinum Jagus.

    C. jagus is sometimes called the St. Christopher Lily, and it can be found naturalized in parts of South America.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On June 6, 2021 Bloomed
took 7 yrs for second round of blooms!
piksihk On May 5, 2017 Transplanted
HW back fence front of society garlic
Massive roots - thinned
piksihk On December 3, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
piksihk On July 9, 2014 Bloomed
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