Crinum 'Ellen Bousanquet'

Leo A. Martin
Mon, 09 Oct 2006 15:45:29 PDT
James W. Waddick

> I did not get bloom on 'Ellen Bousanquet' this spring, but it
> is sort of on  the edge here - hardiness-wise. Just within the last
> few days it sent up a puny stalk with only 4 buds and one is
> deformed.  So still no rebloom, but a very late and struggling first
> bloom very late in the season.

I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I planted my Ellen Bousanquet before I
realized she is a swamp thang. She survives our Arizona full sun and 110 F
summers in baking clay with minor leaf burn. The more I water her the
better she looks and grows. And, she seems to bloom shortly after each

Are you watering heavily and fertilizing heavily?

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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