Crinum americanum

string lily, swamp lily


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      green
Phenology: evergreen,winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance


Recommended Uses: Moist wildflower gardens. Easily grown along streams.
Propagation: Division of bulbs, seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic to neutral


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators. Larval host for Spanish moth (Xanthopastis timais)
Native Habitats: Riverine swamps, riverine marshes, open wet prairies.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Other Comments: This is a wetland plant, but it will do well once established in a moist garden setting.