Crinum - 'Super Ellen'

James Waddick
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:39:21 PDT
Tim and all, 

	Yes I grow the variable and variable x bulbispermum hybrids with NO protection, but they are very slow to mature and no flowers after a number of years.

	Yes I did mean scabrum hybrids, not the straight species. Even so a little iffy and mulchinghelps them a lot.

>> 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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