Crinum from Costco

Alani Davis alanidae@gmail.com
Sat, 02 Jul 2016 21:02:02 PDT
Hey Nick

The bulb "proffered" is Cinthro Alpha or Talisman depending on whose name
you follow. Its got its own complicated history. What you got does look a
lot like Ellen B. though there are a few look a likes so I can't say for
sure.
Alani

On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 2:20 PM, Nicholas plummer <nickplummer@gmail.com>
wrote:

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