Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery

Crinum

A large genus found in many parts of the world, a good number of which are endemic to South Africa. Bulbs range in size with some species growing really large, producing huge showy flowers. A fantastic plant for any garden, with a range of species to suit most climates. All enjoy sun except the shade loving C.moorei. They generally enjoy compost rich soil and do well in both the garden and large containers. 

Name Crinium buphanoides                        Crinum buphanoides shire indigenous bulbs
Common name  
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 80cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers October       
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Crimium bulbispermum                      Crinum bulbispermum shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Orange River lily
African name umnduze (z)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 90cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers October
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine to 
treat colds, rheumatism,
varicose veins, reduce swelling
and as poultices for septic wounds.
Also used to ensure easy delivery
in pregnancy and to stimulate
breast milk. It is planted around
houses to protect the home from
evil.

 

Name Crinium campanulatum                     Crinum campanulatum shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Vlei lily
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 70cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers January
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Crinium delagoense                         Crinum delagoense shire wild bulbs
Common name Candy striped crinium
African name umnduze (z)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 50cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers October
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine for 
urinary tract problems and to
treat cattle.

 

Name Crinium macowanii                           Crinum macowanii shire wild bulbs
Common name River lily
African name intelezi (x)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 90cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers December
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine for
urinary infections, itchy rashes
and for poultices, bandages and
as a protective charm.

 

Name Crinium Moorei                                 Crinum moorei shire wild bulbs
Common name Natal lily
African name umnduze (z)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 90cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers December
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine for
urinary tract problems and to
treat cattle.

 

Name Crinium paludosum                          Crinum paludosum shire wild bulbs
Common name Vlei lily
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 50cm
Light requirements fs
Flowers January
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Crinium variabilis                             Crinum variabile shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Namaqua River lily
African name  
D/E deciduous
Rainfall winter
Height 1m
Light requirements fs
Flowers April
Medicinal uses  
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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