If you’ve never grown a crinum before, start with Cecil! This crinum blooms more than any other variety. It will grow in various soils but does need full sun. It begins flowering in June and carries on through the fall. We have friends and clients growing this bulb in Zone 6. But please be aware placement and soils are important to cold hardiness. You’re a crinum pioneer! Find more info on cold climates and crinum in our book CRINUM Unearthing the History & Culture of the World’s Biggest Bulb.
Growing Conditions: This plant is cold hardy into northern Ohio (Zone 5).
Flowers: The flowers are shell pink with rich-pink buds and a sweet fragrance. Their strong, erect stalks measure 60 inches. They make a great cut flower.
Flowering Season: This crinum flowers more than most. It begins to blossom in June and continues through the fall.
Leaves: The glossy, Kelly-green leaves grow to a length of three feet.
How To Plant: Plant to a depth of 12 to 15 inches in normal garden soil.
Where To Plant: Cecil Houdyshel goes great with many plants. Try it in front of any kind of crepe myrtle, with a groundcover of homestead purple verbena or with antique roses, such as Caldwell pink.
Our Bulbs: We ship our normal tennis-ball-sized bulbs, which are ready for flowering.
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No add-ons +0, Toadflax Seeds + $4, Hook Bill Knife + $20, Gardening with Crinum Lilies, 1 + $5, Gardening with Crinum Lilies, 2 + $6