When to Plant Crinum in Garden

gentiaan bulborum bulborum@gmail.com
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 12:24:25 PDT
And use garden soil in the pot which you replant later in the garden
You have less problems afterwards


2010/6/5 James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>:
> Dear Judy and all,
>        I agree with Jim S about timing, but have to emphasize that
> you put them in a place where you won't need to dig them for a while.
> The last time I dug a clump of x powellii it too 2 grown men with
> shovels and pry bars and the clump must have hit the scales over 50
> lbs.   xpowellii goes deep, multiplies fast and get hefty.
>        Since x powellii and its 'alba' form are the most common
> types encountered, I wouldn't be surprised if this is what you have.
>        But you are in no condition to think about that for a few
> weeks. I think you could do this before the 1st of Aug and still have
> plenty of heat for the crinum to settle in. Plant it as deep or
> deeper than it was in the pot. Plant the biggest bulbs out and pot up
> the smaller as back up. Water well.
>        If you can divide them now, you could put the division that
> is meant for the ground in a separate pot and give it tlc before it
> hits the ground in a month or more. But only if you are up for
> division and repotting now.
>        Take care.              Best    Jim W.
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