Well, it had to happen eventually and now it has: the three Jims are finally in agreement about something! Crinum x powellii is indeed the poor relation in the genus. When this plant first bloomed here over forty years ago, it was the first Crinum I had ever actually seen, and it made a big impression. After a few years I began to notice that my plants were not all alike. Some had better color, some had better form, some had comparatively narrow tepals. And after a few seasons I began to begrudge the huge disproportion between floral effect and foliar expanse. I came to the point of view that in terms of garden effect they were daylilies on steroids - and I'm not big on daylilies as a rule. In the mid-80s I brought in a dozen new cultivars of Crinum, and they were my real introduction to the potential of the genus. After all these years Crinum x powellii is still thriving here. It's in bloom now. I don't know the origin of Crinum x powellii 'Album' (i.e. I don't know if its simply a white-flowered seedling or a sport of a pink-flowered form), but as I've grown it it's all around better than the pink forms. The flowers have a fuller, more regular form, and somehow seem more generous and beautiful than the pink-flowered forms. Great plant.... Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we're definitely having Crinum weather.