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Crinum

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Cape lily, Crinum, Spider lily, Swamp lily
Cultivar(s):
Bradley , Creole , Elizabeth Traub , Ellen Bosanquet
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Summer Bulbs
Comment:

Strap-like leaves, does not like to be disturbed; fragrant flowers; tolerates poor soil (sand, clay); produces new leaves and flowers after rains; some crinums do well on the edge of ponds and aquatic gardens; long-lived; plant deep and mulch to keep soil cool; top dress with compost or manure. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Description:
Bulbous perennial with long, strap-like leaves: flowers variously clustered on a long, naked stem, white or variously colored, 6-parted, tubular
Season:
Summer
Light:
Full- AM Sun
Color:
Pink, white, bicolored
Height:
24-48 in. (60-120 cm)
Space:
12-18 in. (45 cm)
Depth:
8 in. (24 cm)
Organ:
Bulb
Hardiness:
Tender III- injured below 25 degrees F (2 degrees C)
Storage:
Store bulbs in slightly moist sand at 35-45 degrees F (2-7 degrees C); if grown indoors in a container, place in a bright, cool [55 degrees F, 13 degrees C) night temperature room
Poison Part:
Bulbs, all parts
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden, lawn as cultivated herbaceous perennial
Tags:
deer resistant, bulb

NCCES plant id: 882

Crinum Crinum