Crinum question

Randall P. Linke
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 15:55:40 PST
I'm in the Monterey Bay region of California, about the same latitude, but
north, as the Cape of Good Hope.

The designation of our nursery containers here used to be in gallons, as
the early trade used recycled and then purpose used 1 English Gallon food
cans.  When I was young this was the standard, and every nursery had a can
cutter to split the sides of the can so you could get the plant out when
you got home.  With the advent of plastic and a few lawsuits over the fact
that what was called a one gallon can did not hold a gallon, they started
calling them #1, #5, etc.  Some nurseries still use gallon designations,
but not advised.

Our standard #5 cans are about 14" deep and 11-12" wide.


On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 3:05 PM, Brian Whyer <>wrote:

> Randy
> I had 4 clumps of Crinum (powellii?) flowering this year, and the last 3-4
> years, in 12" pots, 2 round, 2 square. No idea what this is in gallons, US
> dry or liquid, or UK versions. One observation this year was that the
> deeper the bulb the earlier the flower stem appeared. The bulb nearest the
> surface flowered last. Not noticed this before. 6 flower stems from 4 pots.
> They are stored frost free.
> Never found the white form as easy to grow. Is that just me?
> Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8
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