Crinum (Crinum Lilies)
Juniper Level Botanic Garden - An Ex-Situ Conservation Garden
Our Mission is to Collect, Study, Propagate, and Share
As of 2020, JLBG has just over 27,000 taxa of living plants, making the collection one of the most diverse in the world. Fundraising for an operational endowment to preserve the garden is underway, administered by NC State University. If you'd like to help preserve the gardens and plant collections for future generations, you can do so with a tax-deductible contribution at JLBG.org and click on the Donate Link.
At Juniper Level Botanic Garden, part of our mission is to educate and share both plants and information. This photo/informational gallery is devoted to cataloging as many forms as possible. It is our hope that this photographic study gallery can also prevent duplicate use of names and prevent confusion in the trade.
This photo album contains mostly images of crinums that we grow at Plant Delights, except those designated as taken by others. When we began our research on crinum cold hardiness, we were uncertain how many crinum lilies would tolerate our Zone 7b climate, whose winter lows can reach 0 degrees F. We have been pleasantly surprised with our results, and we now know that many crinum species, despite their warm climate African origins, can even tolerate winters as far north as Zone 5b. Our trialing continues, as we hope to eventually trial all of the crinum species. Special thanks to Dr. David Lehmiller of Texas, whose dedication to the genus crinum has made it possible to acquire species that would have otherwise been impossible. A special thanks to Andy Cabe, Dave Lehmiller, Herb Kelly, Jay Yourch, and others for sharing images for our crinum photo gallery. For those wishing to learn more, there are two excellent groups with a similar focus: Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa, Pacific Bulb Society