When to Plant Crinum in Garden

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 11:55:14 PDT
Dear Judy and all,
	I agree with Jim S about timing, but have to emphasize that 
you put them in a place where you won't need to dig them for a while. 
The last time I dug a clump of x powellii it too 2 grown men with 
shovels and pry bars and the clump must have hit the scales over 50 
lbs.   xpowellii goes deep, multiplies fast and get hefty.

	Since x powellii and its 'alba' form are the most common 
types encountered, I wouldn't be surprised if this is what you have.

	But you are in no condition to think about that for a few 
weeks. I think you could do this before the 1st of Aug and still have 
plenty of heat for the crinum to settle in. Plant it as deep or 
deeper than it was in the pot. Plant the biggest bulbs out and pot up 
the smaller as back up. Water well.

	If you can divide them now, you could put the division that 
is meant for the ground in a separate pot and give it tlc before it 
hits the ground in a month or more. But only if you are up for 
division and repotting now.

	Take care. 		Best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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