Crinum -What is "splendens"?

James Waddick
Fri, 20 Aug 2004 07:50:25 PDT
>I have a gardening friend here in Houston who grows a red-leaved Crinum
>I guess this is C. procerum 'Splendens'

For Joe (and Claude earlier);
	Sorry I can't comment about growing submerged, but I wonder 
how many red-leafed Crinum there are and are they all C. 

	Do seedlings come true with red foliage?

	I see references to -  Crinum asiaticum, Crinum procerum, 
'Queen Emma'(does this really have red foliage?)  and the hybrid 
(…) of asiaticum x 
digweedii, another hybrid C. asiaticum splendens x C. mauritanicum, 
broad leaf form, narrow leaf form, and surely others.

	And why are some called red-leaf and others purple-leaf? Are 
there actual color differences?

	Inquiring minds and all that...	Best Jim W.
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