hardy Crinums and C. powellii

Joe Shaw jshaw@opuntiads.com
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 15:37:21 PDT
and C. x-powellii is probably the least attractive crinum that does survive 


Hi Gang,

Jim S. points out the C. x powellii can be a forlorn plant, some seem to 
forget that they should make flowers.   I know of 2 C. x powellii that I 
like.  One is C. x powellii 'Alba' (or 'Album') and one is something I got 
in a trade called "Nestor's No. 13.

I have 2 or 3 that are real dogs and I keep meaning to dig them up, but in 
midwinter, when most Crinum foliage dies back, they say evergreen in zone 
9a, and I like the look (the winter look, not the flowers).

I seem to recall a discussion of the pros and cons of C. x powellii on this 
forum a while ago, but here goes.

Does anyone have a C. x powellii that reliably reblooms, either again in 
summer or fall?

Does anyone know of a C. x powellii that has big flowers (big as Crinums go, 
not as C. x powellii goes).

Does anyone have a good C. x powellii that reliably sets seed (your choice 
of pollen parent).


Conroe TX
Rain is over, not is is just hot and humid.

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