Crinum hardiness... in Ontario ?

James Waddick
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:23:27 PDT
Dear Bea and all, 

	Your comments are exactly what I promote regarding C. bulbispermum. Since it is slow to pup and so easy from seed.  - Plant seed as soon as ripe (I can send some to you if you'd like from My Zone 5/6 Kansas City MO location). Keep them indoors and growing as long as they will over winter. If you are lucky they'll look like a puny scallion in spring. Plant them deep- just a fringe of foliage showing, in full sun and water well.  Mulch pretty weel the first winter, then little to none.

	Should bloom in a few years after and just get better.		Jim W. 

On Jul 5, 2013, at 3:44 PM, B Spencer wrote:

> I certainly would be interested in trying crinum bulbispermum up against a 
> south wall planted very deeply and mulched in my zone 5 (it did behave like 
> zone 6 lately  on a number of occasions, though. Not the same as forty years 
> ago), if I could grow it from seed and plant out when the bulbs are larger. 
> This way losses would not be so painful... financially, that is. Taking into 
> consideration the providence of the seed, it is worth a try. Nothing risked, 
> nothing gained!
> Bea in Ontario

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