Crinum - 'Super Ellen'

Tim Eck teck11@embarqmail.com
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:12:08 PDT
Zone 6 Lancaster County PA


> 
> Hi Tim,
> Where are you located (zone)?  Thanks for the info.
> Ernie
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Eck <teck11@embarqmail.com>
> To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 8:48 pm
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Crinum - 'Super Ellen'
> 
> 
> I think Jim Shields found C. variabile to be as hardy for him as
bulbispermum
> and he created hybrids of the two.  Plant Delights had them but may not
> offer
> them.
> I don't think scabrum is very hardy but its cross with bulbispermum
> (Herbertii) is fairly hardy (6B?).  I lost a lot of Herbertii to a cold
winter
> this year.
> Cold and wet will kill a lot of things - so you can effectively
> gain two zones by raking leaves over them in the fall and covering with
> plastic.
> I have crosses of bulbispermum and variabile with lots of others like
> hardyi, ligulatum, lavranii, macowanii, firmifolium, carolo-schmidtii,
> fimbriatulum, oliganthum, erubescens, and some hybrids that should be
> hardy to
> zone 6 or 7.
> 







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