Collector Crinum

We have an extensive collection of specialty crinum.  Some are just slow, so don’t get added to our general store. Some need special places and care.  Some are spectacular, some have special moments, some are just plain rare.   All intrigue true bulb collectors.

Occasionally, we offer them for sale on days such as our summertime Crinum Connoisseur Collect Day.

Fragrant Lady, handsome glossy green leaves topped in early June with 10 fragrant, white flowers in May. This is a Marcelle Sheppard selection.


Crinum amoneum buds green in late afternoon — before opening at night. The smallest of crinum, flowering at just six inches tall, this one needs a pot or special place in the garden.

Mrs. James Hendry smells of fruit loops. This compact plant that looks great in a pot on a patio. A friend grows this one on her balcony in Brookland.

Crinum ‘Carnival’ flowers show stripes best in May.

Bambino’s full sized flowers on small plants -reaching only 28 inches tall. Beautiful wavy leaves.

Alamo Village in morning light — smells heavenly, flowers in early summer.








From my mentor in Alabama, this white opens in early July. Wade called it Crinum powellii “Birmingham”.

Appleblossom gets tall but stays erect. We love to watch this one opening in the evening.  Here with reknowned crinum specialist Alani Davis — a South Carolininan now in Florida.

Menehune makes the coolest foliage and container plant. Though proven cold hardy into mid- NC. Thrives anywhere but flowers best in very wet spot.

This is ONE flower of Crinum augustum in a bowl for July 4th. Our plants came from a heirloom growing, a dairy farmer in Tallahassee.


A gift from a client who found it in an old Texas garden — Forth Giant reaches shoulder high and has big, floppy leaves.

Lolita colors herself up all tacky pink and reaches 5 feet tall.   Everyone loves Lolita for color and her perfect symmetry.



  1. Leisa Buckley-follett on January 2, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I haves variety of crinum that is at least 75 years old. I was moved from my grandmothers garden. She called it a horn Lilly It grows a flower stalk about 2” tall, and is white with light pink stripe. I wish I had a picture.
    I would like to become a heirloom variety grower and sharer.

    • Jenks Farmer on January 3, 2021 at 2:12 pm

      Oh interesting! Never heard horn lily — maybe a reference to the horn region of Africa?

    • j. lindley on February 20, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      i ran across something on web with your name or someone with same name from years past asking about ammon lindley. sorry if i have wrong person

      • Jenks Farmer on February 21, 2021 at 3:29 pm

        I don’t know what that means! Is that a person?

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