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PlantFiles: Crinum Lily
Crinum 'Mrs. James Hendry'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. James Hendry

12 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 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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

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)

Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive violabird On Jul 4, 2006, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Agreeing with everything in the above post. Love this Crinium, on her 5th stalk with her first season in my garden, full sun zone 7b-8a.

Keep her fairly moist.

Positive rosemarysims On Jun 25, 2006, rosemarysims from Mermentau, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I used to have a huge Crinum collection and this was my favorite of them all. Mrs Hendry has demure foliage that does not overwhelm your garden design and manages to offset without doing this. The blooms appear in a very tall scape that does not require staking - at about nose level for me. All of the flowers appear facing in the same direction. Sweetly and highly fragrant, with pink blushed white flowers. If growing in sun and adequate moisture, she repeats her bloom during the warm months. I just don't think Crinums get better than this one!


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

San Marino, California
Umatilla, Florida
Barnesville, Georgia
Dahlonega, Georgia
Coushatta, Louisiana
Crowley, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Liberty, North Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Brazoria, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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