Joe, Crinum zeylanicum is not easy to find so it is not one I grow yet, but hope to soon. My bulbs are coming from south Florida too, I wonder if they are coming from the same person? Here in zone 7 I plan to grow them in a large container, but as soon as I have sufficient bulbs I will be planting some out on a well drained south facing bank for hardiness testing. If you get more than 1 bulb how about planting one in the protected outdoor location you mentioned and containerizing the others. I would be very interested in how your outdoor bulb fares this winter. I already am a Crinum addict. There are worse things. Regards, Jay Yourch Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7) 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." > >Since it grows OK in Miami, I'm guessing it can take year round rain. My >plan is to give it good drainage and let plant it near the house foundation >where it will get a little warmth on the coldest nights. > >p.s. I'm afraid I'm becoming a Crinum addict.