What kind of lily is this?

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Date Photo Taken: June 8, 2012
Location: Sand Springs, OK
Posted By: gmasherry

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We have a lovely lily that grows in our yard (planted long ago by former resident). I would love to know what kind of lily it is. The leaves grow to be up to 4 1/2 feet long and about 6 inches wide. I’ve never seen one like this before. Thanks for any help in identifying!

COMMENTS

  1. Buck Unregistered says:

    Milk and wine lily (Crinum scabrum). Very nice plant, and it multiplies.
    Buck

    June 8th, 2012 at 6:30 pm
  2. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    The common name is Milk and Wine Lily, but it’s also known as Crinum Lily. In warmer climes they make huge magnificent clumps of bold foliage, but this one looks great as well!

    June 8th, 2012 at 6:32 pm
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    This looks like a Crinum Lily which is actually an Amaryllid. There are several varieties. This link may help http://www.crinum.us/

    June 8th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
  4. Gmasherry Unregistered says:

    Thanks, all! Our house was peviously owned by a woman who had lived here since the 1930′s. I’m sure this was planted by her, but have no idea how long ago. My daughter dug it up and split the bulbs a couple of years ago and it’s just now beginning to bloom again. It’s putting out a lot more blooms than it did before we split it.

    June 9th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

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