frost tolerant Crinum foliage

Joe Shaw
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 18:19:01 PDT
Hi Gang,

I have some C. bulbispermum plants in my yard.  The foliage stays green all 
winter, even when temperatures have dropped briefly to 23 F (rising to well 
above freezing the next morning.  Similarly, C. x powellii types are 
essentially evergreen.

Essentially all other Crinum plants I grow are burned at 28 F and most die 
back completely with an hour or two of 25 F.

Does anyone know at what point these plants lose their folaige to frost?


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