Amarcrinum (Crinodonna) Help

Tony Avent
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:05:51 PDT
By the way, Coutts is not a plant variety, but the person who published the name Amarcrinum. 

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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-----Original Message-----
From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Fred Biasella
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:59 PM
Subject: [pbs] Amarcrinum (Crinodonna) Help

Hello Folks,

I had a beautiful Crinodonna 'Summer Maiden' that I purchased from White Flower Farm many years ago which was ravaged by mealy bugs a couple of years ago. I took a chance and planted it in the garden (well mulched) in the hopes of ridding the those dang beasties, but due to the extreme winter we just had, I lost it (sob). I have been trying to locate 'Summer Maiden' but it seems to have disappeared from cultivation and all I can find is 'Fred Howard'. While FH is pretty, the blooms are too irregular for my taste and I like tidy well-formed blooms.  I was doing a search on the internet and I found Amarcrinum 'Coutts' WOW is that a beauty!!! Does anyone know where I can find either 'Summer Maiden' or 'Coutts'? Any help would be very appreciated.

Warm Regards,
Fred Biasella
Cambridge (Boston) MA
USDA Zone 6b

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