Crinum lineare

J.E. Shields
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 06:44:09 PDT
Hi all,

Does anyone grow Crinum lineare?  I do, but mine do not flower very 
often.  Out of three plants, I get at most one scape per year among the 
three of them.  One, however, does make offsets, and later this year, I 
will divide the one lineare plant here that has made offsets. I would be 
interested at that time in swapping offsets for lineare from a different 

For those not familiar with it, C. lineare is a smaller, more delicate 
crinum than the more familiar bulbispermum, x-powellii, and milk-and-wine 
lilies of the Old South in the USA.  I've seen it described as a desert 
plant as and a seashore plant in sand dunes.

I can't find much information on it.  Does anyone have a reference on 
Crinum lineare?

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

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