Crinum in MO - replies

David Pilling
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 04:32:51 PDT
>       David, I'm not sure what does well in your specific climate,
>but here they revel in summer heat ( 94 degrees today!).  Perhaps
>someone with experience closer to him can reply.

x powelii survives here, flowers, forms offsets - but not impressive. 
Ellen Bosanquet, leaves appearing now and on past form it might form a 
flower by the end of November, in time for the first frosts.

I'm glad to see all the advice to plant crinum deep. There's another 
string of advice on the web which says plant them with the tops of the 
bulbs above ground, and in my experience temperatures just below zero 
will then kill them.

Agapanthus - old wisdom, which I find true, roots have to be confined if 
they're to flower.

David Pilling
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