Crinum hybrid identification

Alani Davis
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:09:54 PDT
Hey William -
It looks like you have one of the many many hybrids of Crinum scabrum and
Crinum bulbispermum. These are often referred as Crinum Xherbertii hybrids
Crinum Xherbertii being a name assigned to this cross a long time ago and
now kind of used as a short hand handle for any cross of these parents.
There are a large number of crosses of this parent heritage and many of the
named ones were names assigned to old versions that someone discovered such
as you and named. Because of this a mystery find is really hard to place
and identify and there are many named and unnamed versions in circulation
that appear to be identical. In addition there are so many around there are
truly different versions of this cross that are impossible to separate. I
have about 30-40 different versions of C. Xherbertii crosses and viewed as
a group it is like one large spectrum. Anyway in the end this isn't
important what the exact identity as most of them are rewarding plants with
a tough long lived constitution.

Alani Davis
Tallahassee, Florida

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM, William Krick <> wrote:

> A little over 2 years ago, I moved to Cary North Carolina and found
> this plant growing in my back yard, probably planted by the original
> owner.  There were no flowers at the time, but I was pretty sure it
> was an Amaryllis or something closely related.  I was getting
> landscaping done near the plant and I decided to dig it up and move it
> to a better location.  It ended up being a massive clump of large
> bulbs which took three people to move.  The year after I re-planted
> it, it flowered at least once that I recall, and it flowered for the
> first time this year yesterday (June 27).  The flower stalk is about
> 30 inches high, and the leaves are probably just as long, if not
> longer (very floppy). There is only one flower stalk so far, I think
> there may have been more last year.
> After doing some research, I now think it's a Crinum hybrid of some
> kind, but I am unable to identify it exactly.  Links to pictures are
> below.  If you need more pictures, or measurements, let me know.
> Thanks for your time.
> William Krick
> Cary, North Carolina
> Growing Zone 7
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