Crinum from Costco

Fred Biasella arlen.jose@verizon.net
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 :-)

Fred

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From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Nicholas
plummer
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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:
http://bulbs-to-blooms.com/index.cfm/…
_id=1138

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.

Flower:
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y527/…
tt95oh.jpg

Plant habit:
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y527/…
z5gduy.jpg

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

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

Nick







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