Was Crinum, and Crinum Hybrids - Now in the open.

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 08:00:00 PDT
>Jim Waddick got me started playing with hardy crinums here in Indiana.  Now
>I am planting more seedlings out in the open.  Certainly not all Crinum are
>hardy here, and C. x-powellii is probably the least attractive crinum that
>does survive here.  C. bulbispermum seems to do just as well as x-powellii
>but looks nicer, in my opinion.

Dear All;'
	Exactly my experience in a slightly cooler drier climate. 
These two are easy after a brief period to establish them in the open.

>  The most unknown and under-rated
>Crinum is C. variabile.  It seems perfectly hardy here, and it is a real

	Haven't tried this AT All (shocked! ) so must give it a try. 
It looks very nice.	Thanks Jim.

	I think C. x powellii is the entry level drug on the way to 
Crinum addiction. Easy and cheap, but not the prettiest flowers. C. x 
powewlli Alba -on the other hand- is a much nicer flower with all of 
the typical pink form's ease of growth. Give this one a try instead.

	Best		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
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Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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