Stoloniferous crinum

Jude Haverington
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:19:19 PDT
Without knowing the exact source / history, I honestly think it's a
crapshoot. Even if you could narrow it down for a couple, you then have to
assume that the possibility of a hybrid is fairly high. A flower would
definitely be the next stage in ID.

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Lin <> 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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