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Mar 31, 2021 9:58 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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I was wondering if anyone was thinking out their crinums? I would love a couple of them.
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Apr 1, 2021 8:41 AM CST
Name: Maria
Akron, OH (Zone 6a)
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I have a few, I believe it can be Stars & Stripes cultivar but I acquired it as White and Red



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Apr 1, 2021 11:39 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Hi Maria. That's a beautiful bloom, I think I had one at one time but sadly it didn't return after a couple of winters.
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Apr 1, 2021 4:09 PM CST
Name: Maria
Akron, OH (Zone 6a)
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I have mine potted and they even kept some leaves over the winter in the basement. They probably need zone 9 to survive outside.
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Apr 1, 2021 4:11 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I don't have that variety of crinum, but my crinums overwinter just fine in zone 8B.
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Apr 1, 2021 4:28 PM CST
Name: Maria
Akron, OH (Zone 6a)
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Maybe some varieties are hardier than others? Like Amaryllis, the garden type is zone 7 to 8 hardy unlike the fancy ones.
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Apr 1, 2021 4:30 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I guess, my Amaryllis are blooming now.
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Apr 1, 2021 4:42 PM CST
Name: Maria
Akron, OH (Zone 6a)
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In the garden? A beauty!
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Apr 1, 2021 4:46 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Yes, they stay in the ground all year. That is an awful out of focus picture sorry, I have clusters of them all in the back yard. I'll get some better photos tomorrow. I have some solid red ones also, but they will be a little later, and some more that have more white than red that will bloom soon, I hope.
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Apr 1, 2021 5:00 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Don't know the varieties I have, one is Ellen something, I have a solid white, another solid pink. They have multiplied like mad. I dug the white one put last fall. The others will have to stay where they are, horribly determined to stay put. I broke a shovel trying to get it out. Huge bulbs and big fat roots that dug in
Wish I had thought someone would want them, had to toss a dz bulbs or more. Anyway, what I started this to say is, I am in zone 6b, these have gone thru several winters below 0 and have all thrived and bloomed every year,
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Apr 1, 2021 5:09 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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I have some Ellen Bosanquet crinums that have survived about 8 winters. I was shocked that they survived -3 degrees we had back in February. @Seedfork, that's one beautiful amaryllis. I have some that are about to bloom.
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Apr 1, 2021 5:10 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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alilyfan said:Don't know the varieties I have, one is Ellen something, I have a solid white, another solid pink. They have multiplied like mad. I dug the white one put last fall. The others will have to stay where they are, horribly determined to stay put. I broke a shovel trying to get it out. Huge bulbs and big fat roots that dug in
Wish I had thought someone would want them, had to toss a dz bulbs or more. Anyway, what I started this to say is, I am in zone 6b, these have gone thru several winters below 0 and have all thrived and bloomed every year,


That's amazing they survived in Zone 6, I didn't know there were ones that hardy. Those must have been some monster bulbs to break a shovel. Blinking
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Apr 1, 2021 5:16 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I did the same thing last year or the year before. I had some J.C. Harvey bulbs that were huge and so deep, very difficult to dig. I had some more pink ones also, but the bulbs were mulch smaller, threw out dozens of them.
I think I will have plenty of bulbs still, but I don't know the name. I think most if not all of the ones I have look pretty much the same.
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The blooms on the J.C. Harvey look almost the same, but the plant and the bulbs get huge.
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They won't bloom again until the hot weather gets here.
I'll try to check tomorrow and see just how many are up.
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Apr 1, 2021 5:17 PM CST
Name: Chris Reid
Texas (Zone 8b)
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Supposedly a Texas horticulturist once said that, to his knowledge, no crinum has ever died. Smiling
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Apr 1, 2021 7:28 PM CST
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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@Seedfork do I remember you picking up some that someone had thrown out? The gift that keeps on giving!

The TX horticulturist was pretty much on the money!
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Apr 1, 2021 7:52 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I did do that, and they did keep on giving. I got my J.C. Harvey crinum from you!
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Apr 1, 2021 8:10 PM CST
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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I remember Larry!
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Apr 2, 2021 5:33 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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@Seedfork that J.C.Harvey is beautiful! I've heard of that cultivar before.

@christinereid54 They're amazing bulbs and I can see why that horticulturist said that.

@Kabby I didn't know they multiplied so fast. Blinking
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Apr 2, 2021 10:24 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Here are some better photos of my Amaryllis(Hippestrum).
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This is the clump of soild dark red ones, but they bloom later.
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This fountain bed has some Crinums in it, but I think they are all the pink ones.
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Found this blooming this morning, some years the color is fairly intense, but some years it is not. Hoping it will brighten up as it ages. Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia) I have had it for years, but it just does not multiply. Not like a Crinum in that respect for sure.
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Apr 2, 2021 1:03 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Seedfork said:Here are some better photos of my Amaryllis(Hippestrum).
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This is the clump of soild dark red ones, but they bloom later.
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This fountain bed has some Crinums in it, but I think they are all the pink ones.
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Found this blooming this morning, some years the color is fairly intense, but some years it is not. Hoping it will brighten up as it ages. Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia) I have had it for years, but it just does not multiply. Not like a Crinum in that respect for sure.
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Those are stunning and your garden is beautiful! I have a few amaryllis plants around my garden and a few that I started from seed.

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