Asked on Jun 27, 2014

Does anyone know the name of these lilies?

Terri Jones
by Terri Jones
I got these from around my moms house after she died in 1992. I know they are over 30 years old. I can't seem to find what kind they are online anywhere. It would be great to finally find out their true identity :-)
does anyone know the name of these lilies, gardening
does anyone know the name of these lilies, gardening
  8 answers
  • Donna Lawless Donna Lawless on Jun 27, 2014
    candy stripe amaryllis

  • Terri Jones Terri Jones on Jun 27, 2014
    Oh my goodness. You are so right Donna! Thank you so much! I have been looking under lily and never thought about Amaryllis. Now I am happy, happy, happy to know what they really are ;-)

  • Angelia Christenson Angelia Christenson on Jun 27, 2014
    pretty...lot like stargazers but daintier and i like them....i also like that they have more than one bloom for each stem...only drawback from my stargazers...two at most.

  • Kathy Kathy on Jun 27, 2014
    Look up Crinum Lily. I have some that I was allowed to dig up from and an old home built in the 1800's.

  • Terri Jones Terri Jones on Jun 27, 2014
    Kathy, I think you hit the nail on the head. These have the very same color, stem and leaves of the Crinum Lily. I believe these to be a Crinum Lily instead of Amaryllis. The Amaryllis is very close but not quite the same leaves and never could find the exact color as these. First picture I looked up is exactly like these. Thank you Kathy!!

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jun 27, 2014
    Crinums are a classic pass-along plant in the South, and it appears that your mother has passed some along to you.

  • Tuzwoo Tuzwoo on Jun 27, 2014
    gorgeous! amaryllis, you just have to love them! the bulbs will reproduce and you will get more plants, yay for you! the best part is they will keep your memories of your mom alive in your heart and mind every time you look at them.

  • Teri Teri on Jun 27, 2014
    Those are beautiful! They'd look so good in my lilly flower bed, wonder if I can find someone with some in Oregon. Enjoy them and the memories and link with your Mom!