Crinum 'Elizabeth Traub'

Alani Davis
Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:40:43 PST
Jim -

The parentage of Elizabeth Traub as "Ellen Bousanquet' x C. scabrum is from
Traub's own writings. It has been publishes as Ellen B. X Cecil Houdyshel,
but this is apparently incorrect and I am not sure where it originated. It
expresses a lot of characteristics that are more C. moorei like but this
seems to happen often with Ellen B. as a parent. I really cannot tell you
much about hardiness in your zone but would not expect much different
results that Ellen B. It certainly is not of of the forms that "resists"
colder temperatures here like Super Ellen or C. bulbispermum. Have you been
able to try Super Ellen's sister seedling SunBonnet? It is a really dark
colored flower and richer than Ellen B. How do hybrids with a quarter C.
bulbispermum contribution such as Walter Flory or Summerglow do for you?
These are Ellen B. X C. Xpowellii crosses that may have more hardiness that
Ellen B. or Elizabeth Traub. Other hybrids I would suspect would have good
hardiness would be Carnival, Mardi Gras, Cape Dawn, and Claude Davis. Do you
know if any of these perform in you climate?

Alani Davis
Tallahassee, Florida

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