Cecil Houdyshel

(2 customer reviews)


This crinum blooms more than any other variety. It begins flowering in June and carries on through the fall.


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.

Additional information

Weight 2.1 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 4 × 3 in

No add-ons +0, Toadflax Seeds + $4, Hook Bill Knife + $20, Gardening with Crinum Lilies, 1 + $5, Gardening with Crinum Lilies, 2 + $6

2 reviews for Cecil Houdyshel

  1. Emily Hazelwood

    I have given this one to my Mom and my Mother-in-Law and they both really enjoy the multiple blooms. My Mother-in-Law likes that she has something that is not common in her area of Virginia. Grows well in North Carolina also.

  2. Aimee Schooley

    Yes, I’m leaving a review before I’ve even planted my Cecil Houdyshels. I received my Crinums yesterday with a lovely personal note from Jenks and Tom, letting me know that since I’m in the same USDA zone as them, my Crinums will be on the same bloom schedule. Amidst a crazy upside-down world of uncertainty and worry, this example of simple kindness nearly brought me to tears. I’m planting my Crinums today – one under the crape myrtle, as the description suggests. The other, I’ll plant by my mailbox: in anticipation of it welcoming me home from wherever my travels take me; as a nod to the old Southern tradition of Crinums and mailboxes; and as sweet reminder of the wonderful and caring folks at Jenks Farmer, Plantsman. Thank you so much.

    • Jenks Farmer

      Thank you so much for saying this. Since I do the growing and tend get in the pictures with flowers, I get nice comments but Tom, stuck in the crinum shed doesn’t get the recognition he deserves — notes like this make us both proud and happy. Jenks

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