Praising Crinum

James Waddick
Tue, 10 Jul 2007 06:27:28 PDT
Dear All,
	Glad to hear there are others trying this relatively new 
hybrid., 'Super Ellen'
	I have started earnestly in brushing pollen on the stigmas, 
but there seems to be little pollen produced. Anyone else have much 
luck getting seeds and seedlings of this beauty?

	Second stalk just appearing, now. Great.

	Blooming in a large clump nearby is the commercial old C x 
powellii 'Alba'. It is a whole other critter from typical C. x 
powellii. This has a large flower, wider petals, and opens nicely. 
Certainly one of the top Crinums in my garden. And it seems equally 
hardy and vigorous. Unlike 'Super Ellen', 'Alba' pups well and makes 
a nice clump.

	Anyone have other 'top 5' crinums?

		Best and thanks for all the commentaries. 		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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