Crinum bulbispermum (Burm.f.) Milne-Redh. & Schweick.

Hardy Swamp Lily, Crinum




Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Crinum

Category: Bulb

Zones: 5 to 10

Size: To 2' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Fragrant. Glaucous, tapered foliage. Blooms early and may repeat. Flowers white to pink. Respond to rainfall. Need lots of room.


Native to Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.

Published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 52: 161 in 1939.


My Experience: 

I was given a large bulb by a friend in spring 2011 and planted it in the Berm On the Border. It flowered in May 2011 and again in April 2012. The deer like the flowers so in early spring 2013 I moved it to the Pool Lawn Border.

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