At 1:04 PM -0500 9/2/06, Joe Shaw wrote: >For me, Crinum grow their best when planted in the ground and heavily >mulched. The 6 inches of mulch shades the soil, helps retain water, impedes >weeds, and probably has other wonderful benefits. In such situations, with >6-8 hours of sun per day, the Crinum have a long growing season. **I got some Crinum from someone on PBS, I've lost track. It's growing under a huge fir tree, in total shade on a slope, in totally bone dry soil and has been blooming for 6 weeks or so. I've not watered that area even once and we've had no rain since April. Poor baby. Small miracle. s. -- susan hayek, North Coast of CA, USA, zone 9b, Sunset zone 17. 15 miles south of Eureka, CA, overlooking the Eel River, with a peek of the ocean.