Amarcrinum Species, Crinodonna Lily

Amarcrinum memoria-corsii

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Amarcrinum
Species: memoria-corsii
Synonym:X Amarcrinum memoria-corsii



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Union Grove, Alabama

Fallbrook, California(5 reports)

Merced, California

Simi Valley, California

Ukiah, California

Panama City, Florida

Braselton, Georgia

Raleigh, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

Dallas, Texas

Dayton, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Houston, Texas(3 reports)

Missouri City, Texas

Spring, Texas

Lanexa, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 8, 2011, chrisintoronto from Toronto,
Canada (Zone 6a) wrote:

Bought a bulb from White's 12 or 14 years ago. Lots of foliage every year and the bulb has multiplied so that now there's a few dozen shoots coming up in a single pot. Unfortunately, it has bloomed only once in all these years - ans that was late last summer/early fall. I think next year after it goes dormant in late spring I'll put it in the basement for a few months to see if the cooler temps help.


On Aug 28, 2010, mzelonis from Zionsville, IN wrote:

Have been growing and enjoying Amarcrinum 'Fred Howard' for about 6 years. In Zone 5, I bring it into a cool cellar for the winter, and back out in May. By August I have four to 6 stalks, each with a half-dozen or more medium pink blooms with a light, satisfying aroma. Makes visitors stop in their tracks. Wonderful!! Hope to grow other cultivars. One of my favorite plants for the patio.


On Aug 9, 2010, FloraJ from Riverside, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have no experience, but attended a Flower Show in Redlands, California and bought this plant. It was all green and beautiful. I had it for about a year, and, because I never had any blooms, a couple of months ago I fed it Miracle Gro. I think I killed it. All the leaves fell off and there is no new growth. I need to know if it will come back eventually or if I should just throw it away. HELP SOMEONE, PLEASE?????


On Nov 25, 2006, pforrester from Fallbrook, CA wrote:

I live in north San Diego County--10b. I accidently bought this plant b/c I later found out that what I had seen in a nearby garden was actually naked ladies. When I bought the plant it already had several plants in the one five gallon container. I was not going to be able to plant it for awhile so I wanted to divide and replant in containers. The root/bulbs are very big and tough. Several of the smaller bulbs were sliced in half. I didn't know if these bulbs would grow or not and I could not find any info on it. So, I decided to go ahead and plant the several sliced bulbs, still with the leaves attached in small 6 inch pots. The reason I am writing this note is to tell you that they all grew. So, don't throw them away--plant them. I ended up with nine separate plants.


On Sep 4, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I planted a bulb of this in a pot back in April or May. I really didnt expect it to bloom this yr but it has been blooming now for about 3 days. The blooms are light pink and smell fantastic. Fragrance is similar to the kids bubble bath called Mr Bubble!


On Apr 28, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This bulb is also referred to as "crinadonna" and is a cross between amaryllis belladonna and crinum moorei. One of my favorite plants, grown in part sun-part shade. The bulbs take about 2 years for small bulbs to get well adjusted and start to bloom profusely, but well worth the wait. Supposed to grow in zones 7-10 and be deer and rodent proof. Funnel-shaped blooms of soft pink in clusters of 10-16 atop 24"-30" stems. It is an easy to grow and blooms constantly from late May through August for me. A prolific blooming variety and quickly makes multiple offsets--bulbs get huge like any other crinum. Unlike many crinums species though--this one remains evergreen in zone 9a.


On Jun 21, 2004, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This lily is a center attraction, our plant is over twenty years old and lovely with a distinct light fragrance. It was started in the shade and the flowers are the palest pink. Another start was found in full sun and the flowers are deep pink. After the lilies bloom and drop, bulbs form at the end of each flower finger. These can be started for more plants. The Sunset Western book says this is a rare plant, get a cutting from a friend.

Plants grown in the shade have light pink flowers, where as if grown in full sun, the flowers are darker, vibrant pink. Nine times out of ten, the plant in the shade blooms on June 3rd.