Crinum 'Lady Chameleon' x C. 'Southern Cross'

Jay Yourch
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:37:20 PDT
Thanks, Jim.  The flowers of 'Kim Maureen' last for 3 evenings and 3
mornings (60 hours), by the 4th afternoon they wilt.  There are 12 buds per
scape, each inflorescence lasts a week, peaking on the second evening and
maintaining peak though the fifth evening.  It's hard to say about
repeating, the bulb is very young at only 4 years old and it made 5 scapes
simultaneously for its debut, and then 2 more scapes 3 weeks later.  'Kim
Maureen' has another feature, tidy, rigid foliage.  Here's a photo of it I
took after Hurricane Irene passed to our east, every other Crinum was
broken by the heavy wind and rain, but 'Kim Maureen' was flawless.…

The other plant, C. 'Lady Chameleon' x C. 'Southern Cross', is even
younger, only 3 years old, so any scape, even a single one, is unexpected.
 Each flower lasted about 60 hours, but the bud count was lower, so the
inflorescence didn't last as long.  I don't know what it will in following
years, but Crinums almost always improve with maturity.


On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Jim McKenney <>wrote:

> Jay, both of those are really beautiful.
> How long does each flower last? How long before the entire inflorescence
> is bloomed out? And do they repeat throughout the season?
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7

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