Crinum 'Cecil Houdyshel' is a tetraploid C. × powellii (C. bulbispermum × C.moorei) hybrid made by Cecil Houdyshel. This cultivar is said to be the most floriferous Crinum of all. It starts flowering here in zone 8 in mid May and will continue until fall. The flower buds are a deep pink, opening to a shell pink with a light fragrance. The stems are erect and hold well from 2-5' tall. It also is a dependable multiplier. As with all Crinums, they will thrive on neglect and will give you the best flower show in full sun. Give good drainage with a moderate fertility and it will make a superb addition to your perennial border, or it also does well if grown in with "woodies" as long as they don't crowd it out. The second and fourth slides are courtesy of Mike Chelednik.