Southwest Gardening forum: Crinum help!!

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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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Aug 4, 2012 11:59 AM CST
Hey guys... as an early birthday present my parent's picked me up a crinum Hurray! Hurray! it's gorgeous and I want to do everything I can to make sure it thrives... where do I plant it? exposure? water needs? Confused Confused help help help!!
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aug 14, 2012 5:07 PM CST
Hey, I've never planted one in AZ. I know we've discussed this before... maybe long ago. I did have crinum in Los Altos, CA. A long border of pink. They disappeared half the year and came back strong every season. Can't remember the cycle. Summer bloom? Didn't receive water except when I watered the dichondra lawn. They were planted at the top of a retired riverbed. Fertile. Sure pretty.

How is it doing in this heat? How did you end up planting it? Container?
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.

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