Crinum 'Bradley' dormant aspect??

Thu, 10 May 2012 21:51:35 PDT
Hi Nate, i agree with Alani, i have lots of C. Bradley & mine do not go dormant I'n my moist summer at all. But I'n my dry winters they do go semi dormant & leave a prominent stem. The bulbs of flaccidum species tend to have underground bulbs, but i tend to like to leave the baseball size bulbs exposed at the surface, because i like the look of it. They seem quite happy. I also find deeper planted bulbs are more likely to go into greater dormancy & are more likely to loose the trunk during dormancy I'n my conditions.

Steven :  )
Esk Queensland Australia
Summer Zone 5  Winter Zone 10

On 10/05/2012, at 9:40 PM, Alani Davis <> wrote:

> Nate
> I am in Tallahassee Florida where even a "dry" summer is wet compared to
> your conditions generally so Crinum flaccidum hybrids including Bradley
> don't go full dormant for me in the summer but they do slow down and stop
> producing new foliage especially when mid summer is intense and drier.
> During the peak of drought Bradley has lost all the foliage but always the
> neck remains, so you should have the marker you are looking for.
> Alani Davis
> Tallahassee, Fl
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