Added picture of Crinum Xherbertii to Crinum page

Jane McGary
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:42:19 PDT
Cindi in Redmond, Washington (near Seattle), asked
>how does one get a Crinum  to bloom.  jay added a beautiful picture to
>the wiki and it made me "jealous" as i would like to see some on my
>Crinum some day.  i have had it for about 5 years and have never seen a
>bloom although the plant grows well and has several off sets.

Cindi, Crinums do not flower well in the Pacific Northwest unless they are 
placed so they get a tremendous extra amount of summer heat. The only ones 
I've seen flowering in Portland were against south walls in bright sun, and 
I believe one gardener who bloomed them covered them with a big pane of 
glass in winter. They're probably one of the many eastern North American 
plants that don't like our cool summer nights. They also need more summer 
water than you might think of giving a bulb.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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