Crinum augustum 'Queen Emma' (Queen Emma Crinum Lily)

Botanical Information

Cultivar'Queen Emma'
CategoryBulbs, Perennials, Tropicals


USDA Hardiness Zone8 - 10
USDA Hardiness Ref.
Canadian Hardiness Zone7b - Requires cool season protection under glass
Canada Hardiness Ref.
RHS Hardiness ZoneH2 - H5
RHS Hardiness Ref.
Temperature (°C)-9 - 4
Temperature (°F)10 - 40
Height0.6 - 1.2 m
Spread0.3 - 1 m
Flowering PeriodJuly, August

Description and Growing Information

General DescriptionCrinum augustum is a perennial bulb. It produces lily-like flowers and it blooms in clusters in the summer. The leaves are dark green and strap-shaped. Flower colours are whites, pinks and reds and all are fragrant. The bulbs are large with long necks and are easily grown in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade, during winter months.
LandscapeWorks well in pond and water gardens as well as containers.
PropagationPropagate through offsets or by seed.
CultivationGrow in full sun to partial shade in a rich, moist, well-drained soil.
PestsPests might include mealybugs, nematodes and occasionally slugs and snails. Bulb rot and leaf scorch also may occur.
Notable SpecimensThe Devonian Botanic Gardens, Devon, Alberta, Canada.
HabitatHorticultural origin.
Leaf DescriptionThe leaves are dark green and strap-shaped.
Flower DescriptionWhite, pink, red and white/red bicolour flowers that appear in clusters, are very aromatic and lily-like in appearance.