What's your question? Ask

Crinum Lily

Q.Crinum Milk And Wine Lilies Have Curving Bloom Staljs

Zone Germantown, TN | Anonymous added on May 30, 2022 | Answered

I have grown milk and wine crinum lilies for years in the same area of our garden with great success. This year, most of the bloom stalks are curvy from the base emerging from the bulb, and are much shorter than usual. However there are others that appear normal—tall and straight. We had a late hard freeze this year. Could that be the cause or perhaps over-crowding? There are no signs of disease. I attached 2 photos, but I am not sure I was successful. They do not appear in this questionnaire.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 6, 2022

That type of occurrence is usually weather related or an environmental upset such as herbicide drift. The freeze may have caused it as you suggested. I expect it will return to normal next year. I didn't find that was a sign of overcrowding, and unless you think yours are really crowded, crinum lilies resent having their roots disturbed. Here is some info that may help:



Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Crinum Lily
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert