Crinum Lily Care and Growing Tip

Discover the qualities that make crinum lilies a mainstay in Southern gardens, as well as which pollinators and backyard visitors are attracted to their blooms.  

Blooming from mid- to late summer, Crinum lilies are a mainstay of Southern summer gardens. They can be planted in most places from April through October.        

How to Care for a Crinum Lily

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In general, the plants are resistant to deer. However, gardeners also need to keep an eye out for other pests including mealybugs, slugs, grasshoppers, and spider mites. In warm, humid weather,          

Benefits of Growing Crinum Lily

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Expert in horticulture Melinda Myers: You have a crinum lily type of plant. It takes several years to achieve maturity and start blossoming, as you found out. Cultivate crinum lilies in a bright area with damp            

Ask the Experts: Identifying Crinum Lilie

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What kind of plants are those above? Reader Cynthia Stickler queries, "The leaves die back, but once the weather warms up, they'll sprout again, though they've never bloomed."              

Crinum Lily Bulbs Not Blooming

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Melinda: The leaves and bulbs resemble crinum lilies. The tropics and subtropics of Asia, Africa, and the Americas are home to this member of the amaryllis family.      

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