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Crinum 'Emma Jones'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Crinum 'Emma Jones'

Crinum Lily

Item #: 3041

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This old Thad Howard-named hybrid from the TX garden of Fred Jones is a cross between C. 'Peachblow' and C. 'Cecil Houdyshel'. Like the arms of a giant octopus, the glossy green, 3' long x 3" wide, strap-shaped leaves arch out and downward from the giant bulb. This bold mound of foliage is softened, beginning in mid-June, with 4' stalks, each topped with up to a dozen deliciously fragrant, 7" long x 3" wide, purplish pink flowers (RHS 62B). In windy areas, the giant flower stalks may need support groups. Actually, make that regular supports for the wife says the support groups are what I need.