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CRINUM 'James Hendry'
Crinum Lily, Mrs. James Hendry Crinum Lily
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A choice hybrid selection, 'Mrs. James Hendry' was bred and selected by Henry Nehrling in the early 20th century. This crinum lily is beloved for tremendously fragrant white flowers that open from pink buds. These six-petaled flowers are held horizontally and the petal tips gracefully reflex. 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 Mrs. James Hendry 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.
12 - 8
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, Partial Shade
36"-42" / 91.4cm - 106.7cm
36"-48" / 91.4cm - 121.9cm
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Light Pink
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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