Crinum in MO

Kelly Irvin
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 04:37:16 PDT
Until this winter, I wasn't sure, but I can heartily [or hardyly ;-)] 
agree with Mr. Jimbo, a.k.a. Dr. Waddick!

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
10850 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b

On 6/4/10 12:43 AM, James Waddick wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> 	I live in Zone 5/6. We have really cold winters and really
> not summers. Most garden visitors are surprised to see all the Crinum
> I grow. They have started to bloom seriously now - in the ground !!
> Most are cvs of C. x powellii and C. bulbispermum and these are still
> the very best for here, but there are a few others that expand the
> color and form.
> 	Even when they are not blooming the foliage is amazing with
> individual leaves up to 6 ft long and mounds 6-8 ft across and almost
> 3 ft high. Giant exotic, 'tropical' plants.
> 	If you think you are in too cold a climate, think again.
> 	Nothing like them this time of year.  I just got around to
> planting some more seedlings from MArcell Sheppard's 'Jumbo'
> selections. Exciting stuff.
> 	Just try them. 		Best		Jim W.

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