Was winter hardiness - then Trillium - back to Crinum

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sun, 27 Jun 2004 14:58:40 PDT
>	Now that is interesting.  Depending on exact locations, that part of
>Alabama still has some elevations in excess of 2000', while the Florida
>Panhandle rarely exceeds 300' elevation.  Perhaps the Alabama forms found
>the early emergence was not a good thing.
>  >Even more interesting is the fact that T. underwoodii from east central
>>Alabama comes up with the rest of the deep south sessiles in early spring,
>>2-3 months after the Florida panhandle forms, even though it isn't that much
>  >further north.

	Maybe some Trillium have better 'genetic memory' and others 
have "Botanical Alzheimers" and forget it is cold, but come up anyway.
	Sorry my mind wanders.

	Crinum americanum: I have never grown this except for a 
hybrid (I think C. american x C moorei or vice versa) which is semi 
dwarf and grows like mad, but doesn't bloom all that well. Does this 
have a cv name?

	I got to looking for most northerly distribution of C. 
americanum recalling that I saw it in the boot-heel of SE Missouri. 
Must be my own 'Alzheimers' as I must have replaced those sightings 
with Hymenocallis as there are no Missouri records.

	Anyone know certain what the northern record is for this 
species? I am sure I have seen it growing in central Arkansa between 
Little Rock and Conway. Anything north of this ?....  and anyone have 
plants from this northern location? I NEED one.

	Best		Jim W.
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