Crinum minimum in bloom tonight!

J.E. Shields
Wed, 23 May 2012 11:18:51 PDT
Very nice, Jacob.  Dave Lehmiller claims that all the C. minimum in 
cultivation are actually Crinum walteri.  Not that this makes a material 
difference in the rarity or value in growing this little gem, which ever 
name is appropriate.  I, too, have one of these bulbs, which I think came 
from Charles Craib's t.c. work.  I  tend to go along with Dave on crinum 
name assignments.

I have not so far been able to get mine to set seed itself by any other 
pollen, nor has its pollen worked for me so far.  Has anyone gotten seed 
from C. "minimum" (or walteri), either direction?

I grow mine in a 1-gal. pot in my standard gritty bulb mix.  I think I see 
the tip of a bloom bud showing in the neck of my bulb right now.

Jim Shields
in warm, sunny, and dry Westfield, Indiana

At 09:29 AM 5/23/2012 -0400, you wrote:
>What a beautiful Crinum!  I never heard of that species before.  Thank
>you for sharing it!!!
>Dennis in Cincinnati

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Lat. 40° 02.8' N, Long. 086° 06.6' W

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