Crinum and virus

Kathy Stokmanis
Sun, 18 Jan 2004 09:45:24 PST
Hello, everyone

I have two questions.

Is virus a problem with the pass along crinum or even purchased crinum?  I bought some mixed crinum bulbs which have yet to flower but they show light green streaks very similar to the pictures of virus posted last year on this board.  Otherwise they appear very healthy.  I have never grown crinum before and don't know if this is a natural characteristic or virus induced but I am assuming the worst.

Can virus pass to other types of bulbs?  I have no other crinums and few closely related bulbs.  I would at least like to see these flower before I toss them.  I have found so little on plant virus on the internet.  This list has provided me with more information than any other resource that I have found.  Thanks to everyone.

Kathy Stokmanis
Gardening in the foothills of the California Sierra Nevada, where fog has kept it cold and dank for several days.  Currently N. cantabricus(sp?) is the only flowering plant.  (Thank you, PBS BX and the donor).  Zone 8-9, no hard freezes, lots of winter rain and prolonged intense heat during the summer.

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