Growing Conditions: As an incredibly cold-hardy crinum, we have selections of this plant sent from friends in Oklahoma and from high places in West Virginia. This is a a plant for cool places as well as hot.
Flowers: Slightly drooping flowers with bold colors. Slender buds slowly inflate all day. About 4 p.m., they pop open revealing their inner stripes. Theses flowers are on stalks that grow upwards of 42 inches. I love to pick these in the morning for a little fragrance and a long-lasting bouquet.
Flowering Season: It blooms in May and June in Zone 8. Blooming will start later in colder zones and will begin earlier in warmer zones.
Leaves: They are apple-green, with a waxy coating. Note that these leaves make a mound that some might consider unruly.
How To Plant: Plant to a depth of 10 to 16 inches. Make sure this lily is not sitting in water or a wet-root zone.
Where To Plant: This lily has a sculptural form. It’s dramatic enough to plant right out in the middle of the yard, all by itself.
Our Bulbs: We ship a large, ready-to-flower bulb. But – as with all living plants – be aware that they may not flower the first year.