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CRINUM 'Cecil Houdyshel'
Cecil Houdyshel Crinum Lily, Crinum Lily
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An old-time heirloom hybrid, 'Cecil Houdyshel' bears the name of its garden breeder. This crinum lily is admired for its large, six-petaled, bell-shaped, soft shell pink to lavender-pink flowers that bloom through the warm months. They are held horizontally on the tip of the flower stalk (which often blushes burgundy). Flower throats are yellow-green. The leaves are strap-shaped and bright glossy green. They emerge from the bulb in a tight bundle and form an arching fountain as they extend.
The Cecil Houdyshel crinum lily grows and flowers best in sun to part shade in fertile well-drained soil. Amend both sandy and clay soils with organic matter prior to planting. It needs constant moisture during growth but when it is dormant over the winter it endures best and is hardier if the soil is dry. In colder winter areas, layer mulch over the bulb for added protection to improve survival over winter. Use any crinum lily as a specimen or a summer accent in mixed beds and borders. Cut off the old flower stalks to improve the look of the plant and to coax repeat flowering later. Typically, 'Cecil Houdyshel' blooms two to three times a year.
12 - 8
8 - 10
H1, H2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm
24"-32" / 61.0cm - 81.3cm
Clay, Loam, Sand
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border
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