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Crinum Mrs. James Hendry (Jumbo) - 1 bulb
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Crinum Mrs. James Hendry (Jumbo) - 1 bulb

$60.00
Bulbs/Pack:
1 jumbo bulb
Planting Time:
When Available
Shipping Period:
When Available
Bloom Period:
June - August --Repeats with summer rains.
Bloom Size:
Large 3-5 inch curled trumpets
Zones:
8-10
Color:
White with hint of blush
Fragrance:
Soft, Pleasant --Vanilla/Fruit loops
Light:
1/2 day to full sun
Height:
2-3 feet

Description

One of our Favorite Crinums

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The Name: Crinum 'Mrs. James Hendry' is one of our favorite crinums.  I've tried calling it MJH or just Hendry (with a hard "d"), but for some reason I continue to call her by the full name 'Mrs. James Hendry', even in casual conversation.  This flower deserves a glorious title that matches the quality of the flower bulb, but who in the world was 'Mrs. James Hendry?'  I don't know the answer, but she must have been remarkable. We do know, according to Scott Ogden in his great book "Garden Bulbs for the South" that "Henry Nehrling [a Florida nurseryman] introduced another handsome blush-colored hybrid around 1915. This exquisite flower, 'Mrs. James Hendry', ranks among the most beautiful and rewarding Southern perennials."

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Fragrance: This crinum fills my personal garden for many reasons, and fragrance is one of them. 'Mrs. James Hendry' is a fine selection of crinum with flowers that open up wide for the whole world to see and release a delightful smell at the same time. The stems are begging to be cut and brought inside from the heat (even though ours continue to bloom in 100 degree heat outside). Cut a flower stalk from this large bulb and place it in your bedroom overnight. A light spicy fragrance will fill the room and grace your dreams.

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Bloom Time: Starting in late May, this crinum blooms heavily through early summer and then intermittently throughout the rest of the summer.  Multiple blush flowers appear on several stalks that shoot up, one after another, giving a jaw dropping display of color and style to your garden.   In the fall, when temperatures drop, mature clumps continue to provide blooms, and if no freezes or hard frosts occur, we generally have blooms for Thanksgiving! 

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Dormancy: When the freeze or hard frost does come in late fall or early winter, let the foliage die down naturally. It will quickly turn brown and drape over the clump of bulbs like a blanket protecting it from colder winters. You can remove the foliage, but if you do, consider mulching the clump if you are in Zone 8 or colder  Plant bulbs like Narcissus 'Grand Primo' and "Campernelles" around the outer circle of the clump of bulbs to bring a seasonal change of color for winter and spring while the crinums lay dormant.

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Companion Plants: Great companion plants include lantana, phlox, and salvias around outer base of the bulbs.  Also, consider planting the bulbs behind low trimmed hedges or behind benches, as they will grow and bloom about 4 to 5 high and show themselves just fine while the base of the plant remains hidden behind these other structures.

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Large bulbs are 1) quicker in their life to dividing and producing more offsets (babies) and 2) have a higher likelihood of larger and more blooms the first year.  

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Shipping & Returns

Returns Policy
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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Shipping
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