Crinum are large, moisture loving plants, producing a profuse display of lily-like flowers in whites, pinks and reds above a clump of light-green, strap-shaped green leaves. A member of the Amaryllis family, Crinum flowers are fragrant, large, showy blooms that grow on rigid, sturdy spikes, appearing in late summer. It is often used for a short, growing hedge where blooms and fragrance can be enjoyed.
Crinums are tough, low maintenance plants which make them perfect for rain gardens, and although drought-tolerant, Crinums bloom more if well-watered. Plant a few large Crinum lily bulbs for masses of sophisticated flower clusters that bloom and re-bloom for an on-going show in the garden.