Crinum variabile pix

J.E. Shields
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 10:09:27 PDT
Hi all,

I forgot about my own picture of Crinum variabile!  The one Jim W. cited 
(go to…   then 
scroll down) shows the red color on the older flowers contrasting nicely 
with the nearly white new flowers.

I would think it reasonable to try any hybrid of C. variabile for cold 
hardiness, following the rules laid down by Jim W.  I have not tried any of 
Dave Lehmiller's Crinum variabile hybrids so far, but maybe I should.

I think we should try 'White Queen' for hardiness as well.  I need to 
separate the offsets from my potted 'White Queen' and grow them on to a 
decent bulb size.

Any more suggestions for cold-hardy crinums?  Would anyone trade me an 
offset of 'Super Ellen' fror something?

Jim Shields

At 11:44 AM 6/5/2010 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear Friends,
>         Jim S got me curious so I went to the web and found a bit
>more info and pix.
>         The first is from Jim's own garden
>         and a couple of hybrids involving this species:
>         'Peyton's Place'
>         'Strictly Feminine'
>         Are either of these hardy ?  Jim S. have you tried these?
>                         Best            Jim W.
>Dr. James W. Waddick
>8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
>Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
>Ph.    816-746-1949
>Zone 5 Record low -23F
>         Summer 100F +

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