At 06:54 PM 7/12/2004 EDT, Joe Shaw wrote: >I have been lucky enough to trade some of my items for some Crinum >zeylanicum. It is a pass-along Crinum from Miami area. It grows outdoors there and >seems to do well, according to my trading partner. I've heard this species is >sensitive to cold. > >Does anyone know how it performs in zone 9? I've looked over the recent >hardy Crinum data (very impressive), but I didn't find any mention of C. >zeylanicum. Marcelle Sheppard tells me it survives for her in Beaumont, Texas but, >"doesn't like it." I mentioned Crinum zeylanicum in a June 15 post as one of the Crinum I've grown outdoors here in Maryland. I no longer have this plant, but it grew well enough to bloom each year for years. Was my plant the real thing? I have a slide made in August 1986 which shows a very stout Crinum with large, shapely, substantial flowers, mostly white but with narrow red stripes/bands on the outside of the flower. The red shows on the inside of the flower. The slide shows five or so flowers open in a horizontal position, five hanging down, and a few big fat buds. The scape was perhaps a yard high. Does that sound like Crinum zeylanicum? If it does, then it's a lot hardier than anything zone 9 delivers. Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I've never had to cry over the Crinum on account of lack of hardiness.