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Elizabeth Traub Crinums:

. . . an improved Ellen Bosenquat: and not your neighbor's crinum!

  • Crinum Lilies

    raindrops glisten on this Elizabeth Traub Crinum Lily

  • Elizabeth Traub Crinums

    The flower scapes stand tall above the foliage on the Elizabeth Traub, usually between 3 - 5 feet.

  • Peppermint Crinums

    Peppermint stripes / Candy Cane stripes / Milk & Wine Lilies / Stars & Stripes:  all names for the same lily!

  • Duo of Blossoms

    Crinum lilies last quite a long time on the bush: a single stalk will keep blooming for weeks.

  • Elizabeth Traub Crinums

    one stalk of crinum blossoms just beginning to open: an ET any lady could love!

  • Crinums After Dark

    Crinums don't close up at night -- not even in the rain.

  • Crinum Trio

    more Elizabeth Traub Crinums -- taller scapes and more blossoms than many of the common pinks.

  • Raindrops in the night

    more after dark flash pictures: Raindrops on Crinums -- they could write a new song around this one.



Purchase Crinums Here:

We have 2 varieties / colors of crinums:
Elizabeth Traubs (deep rose-pink) and Peppermint Stripes


1 ET Crinum bulb: Jumbo-sized bulb / proven bloomer
1 ET Crinum bulb: Jumbo-sized bulb / proven bloomer
Elizabeth Traub Crinum Lily
1 (one) blooming size bulb: have already bloomed once or even twice
bulbs are 6+ yrs old and a generous 5"-5.5" in DIAMETER (not circumference)

We ship these in the Fall: (SEPT/OCT/NOV)
or they are available for local delivery year around in 5-7 gal pots.
Foliage is about 2.5' to 3' tall on these by July & August
Available Qty: 12

1 ET Crinum bulb: Large blooming size bulb
1 ET Crinum bulb: Large blooming size bulb
Elizabeth Traub Crinum Lily
1 (one) blooming size bulb: should bloom next season
bulbs are 5-6 yrs old and a generous 3"-4" in DIAMETER (not circumference)

We ship these in the Fall: (SEPT/OCT/NOV)
or they are available for local delivery year around in 2-3 gal pots.
Foliage is about 2.5' to 3' tall on these by July & August
Available Qty: 60

1 ET Crinum bulb: medium sized
1 ET Crinum bulb: medium sized
Elizabeth Traub Crinum Lily
1 (one) medium sized 2-3" bulb: should bloom in the next 2-3yrs
bulbs are 3-4 yrs old and are 2"-3" in DIAMETER (not circumference)

We ship these in the Fall: (SEPT/OCT/NOV)
or they are available for local delivery year around in 2 gal pots.
Foliage is about 22" to 26" tall on these by July & August.
Available Qty: 10

1 ET Crinum bulb: small sized
1 ET Crinum bulb: small sized
Elizabeth Traub Crinum Lily
1 (one) small 1"-1.5" bulb: will take about 3-4 years to bloom
bulbs are 2 yrs old and are approx 1"-1.5" in DIAMETER (not circumference)

We ship these in the Fall: (SEPT/OCT/NOV)
or they are available for local delivery year around in 1 gal pots.
Foliage is about 15" to 20" tall on these by July & August.
Available Qty: 50

1 Peppermint Crinum bulb: blooming size
1 Peppermint Crinum bulb: blooming size
Milk & Wine / Peppermint Crinum Lily
1 (one) medium sized 2-3" bulb: proven bloomer, bloomed last year
bulbs are 3-4 yrs old and are 2"-3" in DIAMETER (not circumference)
(The Peppermint crinums are slower to grow than the ET.)

We ship these in the Fall: (SEPT/OCT/NOV)
or they are available for local delivery year around in 1 gal pots.
Foliage is about 22" to 26" tall on these by July & August.
Available Qty: 10

1 Peppermint Crinum bulb: small size
1 Peppermint Crinum bulb: small size
Milk & Wine / Peppermint Crinum Lily
1 (one) small sized 1-1.5" bulb: proven bloomer, bloomed last year
bulbs are 2-3 yrs old and are 1"-1.5" in DIAMETER (not circumference)
(The Peppermint crinums are much slower to grow than the ET.)

We ship these in the Fall: (SEPT/OCT/NOV)
or they are available for local delivery year around in 1 gal pots.
Foliage is about 12" to 15" tall on these by July & August.
Available Qty: 60




Crinum Care & Cultivation

Crinum Lilies are an elegant addition to any landscape and are particularly suited to zones 8-11. The Elizabeth Traub crinum is a magnificent rich fuchsia pink that has extra tall flower scapes reaching 3 to 5 feet tall. Flowers easily tower over the foliage. The fragrant funnel shaped flowers grow to 4 inches long and are borne on leafless stalks in clusters of 6 to 10 throughout the summer. Blooming begins in June and continues throughout August.

The Elizabeth Traub is a special hybrid bred to bloom taller, longer, fuller, and with larger blossoms than any of its close cousins that look similar. The Peppermint Crinum is a slower growing variety and produces flowers from smaller bulbs. It is also called the Milk & Wine Lily or the Stars & Stripes.


Crinum bulbs can be as large as 7 inches in diameter, but often start blooming when they are a mere 3″ across. Plant crinum bulbs fairly deep with the neck just a little above ground level. If the bulb has a really long neck, bury half of it. Crinums like fertile, humus-rich moist soil and as such do well in our climate in large containers on the patio. It does well in full sun or partial shade, but produces more flowers in full sun.

They like well drained soils. Water freely during the flowering season. Bulbs can be divided every 3 to 5 years, as they multiply rapidly. A bit of trivia: the word “crinum” is pronounced with a long “i” sound.