Crinum from Costco

Fred Biasella
Sat, 02 Jul 2016 15:38:59 PDT
Hi Nick,

Ellen Bosanquet was the very first thing that came to mind and even though
it's not digweedii, it is pretty :-)


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From: pbs [] On Behalf Of Nicholas
Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2016 2:21 PM
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Subject: [pbs] Crinum from Costco

Last year, I asked about a Crinum that Costco was selling among their
spring-planted bulbs.  Based on the photo on the bag, consensus seemed to be
that it was probably Crinum xdigweedii.
Photo here:…

One of three bulbs that I purchased has bloomed.  I am sure you are shocked
(shocked!) to hear that it doesn't match what was pictured on the bag.
Here's what it looks like.


Plant habit:…

Buds are very dark purple.  Flowers are lighter, but definitely purple, not

Any thoughts?  It is perhaps Crinum 'Ellen Bosanquet'?


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