Crinum Lily 'Mrs. James Hendry'


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



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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!