Hardy Crinums. Was: Whats blooming in New York :) (Crinum x powellii)

Ellen Hornig hornig@earthlink.net
Sat, 28 Aug 2010 10:12:22 PDT
Jim Shields writes:

> Nicer than any of the x-powellii as garden plants are Crinum bulbispermum 
> and C. variabile.  Both are hardy here once the bulbs reach about 2 inches 
> in diameter.  Plant them at least 8 inches deep and mulch heavily the 
> first couple of winters.  After that, they'll do just fine in USDA zone 5 
> and warmer.

Jim, I had no idea C. bulbispermum might be hardy here.  When do you find is 
the best season to set it out?  I have a few here, and I didn't know what I 
was going to do with them...but now I do!


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126 USA

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