Stoloniferous crinum

Cynthia Mueller cynthiasbulbs@hotmail.com
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:12:06 PDT
When you next get a bloom, check to see if the stalk has a reddish cast to it = erubescens. Crinum americanum will grow in ordinary flower beds, but doesn't flower as much as it would have in a moister setting. 

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> On Oct 10, 2014, at 9:16 PM, "Lin" <barkingdogwoods@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I answered an ad on Craigslist for some free bulbs  - the lady said tall
> white lilies that had taken over a bed, so I was imagining Formosan lilies.
> When I got there, she directed me around the side of her house, where I
> found a bed full of stoloniferous crinum that had spread by both seed and
> stolon. None were currently in bloom, but some had seed pods.
> 
> The lady said that they bloomed white, and that she was given them by a
> friend many years ago, and thought that 'crinum' sounded like the name :) .
> The bed they were in was normal garden soil, and she said it wasn't a wet
> area. I dug up one bulb with a bud, but some critter nipped that off the
> first night here. 
> 
> My best guess is erubescens, but are there any ways I can really identify
> them?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Lin Grado
> Zone 8 in Texas
> 
> 
> 
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