Germination to flowering: Crinum

J.E. Shields
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 10:00:47 PDT
Hi all,

The fastest crinum to bloom from seeds has been from seeds of Crinum 
bulbispermum supplied in 1999 by John Marks in Louisiana.  At least one of 
them bloomed last year (2001).   All 4 of them have bloomed this year,  for 
36 months from seed to flower.

In contrast, seeds of Crinum macowanii received from Silverhill Seeds in 
1998 have still not bloomed.  Indeed they look to still be much too small 
to bloom any time soon.

All these are grown in containers and are kept indoors in winter.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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