Crinum Lily
Crinum 'Cecil Houdyshel'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

La Verne, California

Dahlonega, Georgia

Concord, North Carolina

Kannapolis, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Corsicana, Texas

Ennis, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 30, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is a tetraploid Crinum x powelii bred by Cecil Houdyshel. It has a reputation for repeating bloom over a long season and for offsetting rapidly. Sometimes sets seed.

At least some forms of Crinum x powellii have been successfully grown in the ground as far north as Z5b.

Positive

On May 4, 2012, RandyRick from Dahlonega, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have several Cecil's growing here in zone 7b. The larger ones have made offset bulbs this year.

Bulbs are available from Lush Life (Jenks Farmer) and from BulbsNMore and others.

I should have some good pictures to post from my gardens this summer. They bloomed for me in 2011, but I only have pictures taken with a cellphone.

Cecil Houdyshel is a species powellii (C. moorei x C. bulbispermum). Has a reputation as a good repeat bloomer.

Positive

On Aug 13, 2011, themikesmom wrote:

Very wonderful rare lavender pink historic crinum bulb found at older homes and historic plantations in the Southeastern United States. Very hard to find bulb, as this variety of crinum I understand is not still available in the commercial bulb market. becoming very rare to see except in these rural areas of the South, particularly in North and South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. My son and me saw some growing here in rural NC on an older gentlemans property in front of his house. he was in his early 90's and these crinum's were over 5ft tall. Very Beautiful almost glowing variety of crinum, and they bloomed for several weeks.