Lycoris season 2 - L. squamigera : 2?

J.E. Shields
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 05:52:06 PDT
I'm not too sure about Rodger's climate details, but Crinum survive all 
over Africa and some species survive in my back yard here in central 
Indiana.   Heat is unlikely to present a problem to crinums; maybe Rodger's 
summers are not warm enough?  Do narcissus bulb flies attack crinums as well?

The most cold-hardy seem to be x-powellii, bulbispermum, and 
variabile.  I'd suggest anyone try those three first.  C. variabile makes 
the most compact plants of these three.  If they survive, then you could 
branch out to rarer and more adventurous species and hybrids.

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

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