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PlantFiles: Crinum Lily
Crinum 'J.C. Harvey'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Cultivar: J.C. Harvey

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

17 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive revlar On Sep 6, 2009, revlar from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

J C Harvey is a hybrid cross of ...C. Ceylanicum C. moorei .. it is sterile .... it will not produce seeds!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Decatur, Alabama
Brooksville, Florida (2 reports)
Jacksonville, Florida
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Corpus Christi, Texas
Fate, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Houston, Texas
Humble, Texas
Missouri City, Texas

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