Hybrid Milk and Wine Lily
Crinum x herbertii

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crinum (KRY-num) (Info)
Species: x herbertii
Hybridized by Dean William Herbert
Registered or introduced: 1819

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Dahlonega, Georgia

Trout, Louisiana

Temple, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 26, 2013, prozacqueen from Temple, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This was planted by my grandmother by the front door of the house I grew up in. It thrived in spite of my mother's brown thumb and complete neglect.

Positive

On May 23, 2012, RandyRick from Dahlonega, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

C.herbertii is one of the heirloom Crinum bulbs dating back to Dean William Herbert in 1819 who hybridized it from C. scabrum x C. bulbispermum. There are numerous cultivars of herbertii.

Obtained three jumbo crinum bulbs from an ebayer last summer. The first of the three has an umbel full of flowers now, and another has started a scape up. Beautiful milk & wine blooms!

C.herbertii can be distinguished from several other species and hybrids that are lumped into the general category of Milk & Wine by the fact that it has its pink stripe fade towards the edge of the petal. It inherits this trait from its C.scabrum parent.

I have several other Crinum herbertii which I expect to bloom as summer progresses.