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PlantFiles: Crinum Lily
Crinum 'Menehune'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Menehune

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

4 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 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)
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral marksgrdn On Sep 3, 2012, marksgrdn from Stockton, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

hi !
i just bought my first Crinum "Menehune" plant the other day at H.D. 1 gal pot, good price, so i thought why not. the tag says that it likes the wetland type enviro. i have a Bog Garden i thought i would make this plant the focal point. the deep burgundy color caught my eye. im gonna give the plant a go and see how well it survives in the boggy. wish me luck !

Positive KanapahaLEW On Jun 16, 2011, KanapahaLEW from Alachua, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Grows vigorously in 8b/9a Gainesville FL. Easily worth growing for the relatively-dwarf deep burgundy foliage alone, but also has nice flowers. Frost kills leaves but comes back from the bulb. Situated in well-drained soil and gets watered as needed so does not appear to need constant moisture.

Positive BJames1 On Mar 17, 2011, BJames1 from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Very pretty crinum! I had high hopes for Crinum 'Menehune.' Unfortunately, it is not cold hardy in my area. My plant did not make it through the winter. This should be a nice, dwarf purple-leaved crinum for warmer climates.

Positive vossner On Jul 29, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

new plant for me, supposed to be a dwarf variety


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

Stockton, California
Gainesville, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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