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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jul 8, 2013 3:06 PM CST
I thought they were tuberose but they are not...so what are they?
This is the first time these bloomed for me. Sorry, didn't catch if before she started fading.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jul 8, 2013 3:57 PM CST
Very close to Crinum jagus ..

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jul 8, 2013 6:29 PM CST
I'd guess C. jagus also: Crinum (Crinum jagus)

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Composter Butterflies Bookworm Bluebonnets Daylilies
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piksihk
Jul 8, 2013 10:18 PM CST
Thanks, Lin & Janet. What a lovely surprise for me! I have the crinum 'Ellen B' blooming wonderfully and the C. americanum is just starting to bloom.
While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Jul 8, 2013 10:33 PM CST
Betsy - that looks like a shorter variety of crinum. How tall is it?? I would like to grow some with shorter flowering stalks.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jul 9, 2013 4:17 AM CST
There's several forms of Crinum jagus..

http://marcellescrinums.com/ht...

I bought mine from Thailand several years ago, I keep it inside over winter but still waiting for flowers, I doubt it likes our climate but it's grown well. The leaves never die back completely.
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Jul 9, 2013 10:43 AM CST
Thanks for the info, Janet.
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Composter Butterflies Bookworm Bluebonnets Daylilies
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piksihk
Jul 10, 2013 8:31 AM CST
I forgot about Marcelle's crinums - she is just up the road from me; I've been meaning to visit her crinum farm.
Dianne, just measured the leaves and they are between 12 - 16 inches. I have had these in a pot.
While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22

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