CRINUM 'Elizabeth Traub'
Plant Common Name
Crinum Lily, Elizabeth Traub Crinum Lily
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Hybridizer Hamilton Traub named this tall and large-growing hybrid perennial after his wife. It's now an heirloom, with origins back to the 1930s. The stunning 'Elizabeth Traub' resulted by crossing Crinum 'Ellen Bosanquet' with C. 'Cecil Houdyshel'.
The Elizabeth Traub crinum lily is admired for chest-high flower stalks that don large, six-petaled, magenta-pink flowers during the warm months. 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 leafless flower stems are topped by a cluster of outward-facing flowers that may have white streaks.
Elizabeth Traub 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.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 8
USDA Hardiness Zone
7 - 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
44"-60" / 111.8cm - 152.4cm
42"-54" / 106.7cm - 137.2cm
Clay, Loam, Sand