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Crinum Lily, Swamp Lily

Family: Amaryllidaceae

The clumping leaves of crinums add foliage interest to the garden even when they aren't in flower.

There are native and exotic species available.

Unfortunately, the spread of the destructive crinum caterpillar now makes growing these otherwise hardy plants problematic.

Where to buy Crinum Lillies


Crinums can sometimes be found in regular garden centres and even in chain stores (as packaged bulbs), but for a greater selection, try specialised bulb suppliers.

Crinums in the Landscape

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Crinum species

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Spodoptera picta on crinum

More Online Information

Please note that some varieties referred to in links might not be readily available in Australia. The links have bene included for background information and research purposes
Crinum peduncalutum - Swamp Lily Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Crinum pedunculatum Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Swamp Lily (Crinum pedunculatum) At the "Grow Me Instead" website, Australia
Crinum pedunculatum Taxonomy Research & Information Network, Australia
Crinum pedunculatum "A View from Yallaroo", NSW
Andamooka lily, (Crinum flaccidum) The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, South Australia
Crinum Lots of information
Crinums in East Texas Lots of information from Breeder Marcelle Sheppard
Crinum spp., Crinum Lily Landscape Plant Fact Sheet, University of Florida USA (PDF)
Pacific flora database of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA. Select Crinum mauritianum, C. augustum or C. peduculatum from the "Choose A Plant" menu
Crinum x powellii, Cape Lily The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Crinum asiaticum - Poison Bulb University of Oklahoma
Bakung or Seashore spider lily Crinum asiaticum

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