Cape Lilies are beautiful tropical plants that bloom in mid to late summer. Their pure white flower clusters bloom on top of leafless stalks amid green strappy leaves. The blooms have a pleasant scent and can last for several weeks. Plant these lilies in groups, as border plants or in containers to enjoy during the summer months.
These tender perennials do best in full sun with some dappled shade and need to be relatively moist during the flowering season. They do not like to be soaked for an extended period of time. Once the flowering season is over, let the soil dry out between waterings. Plant Crinum jagus in the landscape in zones 9 and above. Those living in colder zones can also enjoy the cape lily if planted in containers. Bring the containers inside the home when temperatures consistently dip below 50 degrees.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Beautiful, pure white flowers amid dark, green strappy leaves
Crinum, Cape lily, St. Christopher lily
Water every other day until established and then as needed. Do not soak.
9 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Full sun, some dappled shade is acceptable
2-4 feet tall
In zones 8 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Clusia, liriope, hibiscus