Hundson River Climate Query

Jim McKenney
Sun, 16 Jul 2006 09:38:28 PDT
Joe Shaw asked about Crinum along the Hudson River.

I have no experience gardening there, but the old New Illustrated
Encyclopedia of Gardening (c. 1960) edited by T.H. Everett illustrates its
article on Crinum with a caption which states that Crinum x powellii is
hardy as far north as New York City. 

It was this statement which prompted me to plant my first Crinum about forty
years ago. 

BTW, when I first read Joe's post, I thought it said Hudson Bay! I think
even Crinum x powellii might have trouble there. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we are predicted to
have four days with daily temperatures at or near 100 degrees F beginning

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