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Swamp Lily - Crinum americanum

Swamp Lily - Crinum americanum

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•Status in Florida: Native

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows 2 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide.

•Phenology: Perennial herb with long, strap-like leaves and clusters of white, lily-like flowers that bloom in summer.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Summer

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Evergreen

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Moist to wet soils, often found in marshes, swamps, and along water edges

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Requires consistently moist to wet soil, can tolerate short periods of inundation

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Water gardens, bog gardens, pond edges, naturalized areas

•Maintenance Tips: Low maintenance; remove spent flower stalks as needed; divide clumps every few years to maintain vigor

•Considerations: Swamp Lily can naturalize in wetland areas but is not typically considered invasive.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; typically not preferred by deer or rabbits

•Edible: Not typically consumed

•Medicinal Uses: Traditionally used in herbal medicine for various purposes, including as a treatment for skin ailments and as a diuretic, but use caution as some species may have toxic properties.

•Toxicity to Pets: Not known to be toxic to pets, but ingestion of large quantities of plant material may cause gastrointestinal upset.

•Florida Native Companion Plant: Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica)

•Wildlife Benefit: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies; provides habitat and food for various insects

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