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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Dec 8, 2015 11:51 AM CST
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Name: Patty
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Dec 29, 2015 4:35 PM CST
Sorry guys, I have been super-busy and haven't mailed ANY bulbs out yet. *Blush* I still have all the addresses and promise to get to it very soon!
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Name: Suga
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Dec 29, 2015 6:45 PM CST
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 21, 2016 4:39 PM CST
First blooms! They are pink and they smell GOOD! I'm so excited!!
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Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Aug 15, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Wonderful! Based on the leaves and bloom, I believe this crinum could be 'JC Harvey'. It is a very popular pass a long plant because it multiples so easily. I grew this one for more than 20 years, in two different gardens. When I moved, I gave away lots of the bulbs to friends, but because of space issues, I didn't plant it in my new garden. I know I can always get a new start from my friends. Seeing your photo makes me want to do that! The only negative about this crinum is that it is a shy bloomer. I found this to be true in my gardens. Compared to my other crinums, it didn't bloom nearly as much. However, the foliage stays very nice and could be a good reason to keep it in the garden.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 15, 2016 10:24 AM CST
TY so much for the fun story & helpful info. I feel like a dolt but I had no idea Crinums could be scented until sniffing that bloom last month. Now I want to move some to where I'll walk right by going from house to car, easier/closer access.

When you say shy bloomer, do you mean not blooming every year, only blooming once/year, taking a long time to adjust after moving? Since only 2 bloomed this year (moved about a year ago,) I'm thinking I still put this patch in not enough sun. It's to the west of a big tree where the sun hits from about 1 PM until sunset. Am I being impatient or would more sun be better?
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Name: Sondra
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SALL20
Aug 15, 2016 10:56 AM CST
My experience was that not every bulb bloomed every year and as far as I could tell, a bulb that did bloom, bloomed only once. All crinums must reach a certain bulb size before they can bloom. Since JC Harvey offsets so much, you're always going to have bulbs in the clump that are not large enough to bloom yet. But, once you start getting blooms from a clump, you'll probably have some blooms each year. Lots of crinums are scented. They are called Crinum Lily after all. Smiling

If they are getting several hours of afternoon sun, that should be plenty. Most crinums don't like to be moved and can take some time to settle in. Also, as I said above, some of your bulbs probably just aren't big enough to bloom yet. If you are going to move some of them, move the larger ones, to get blooms sooner in that area. If you can get some organic liquid fertilizer or even liquid seaweed, drench the soil with a very weak solution every couple of weeks. This will encourage bulb growth and quicker
blooms.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 15, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Awesome, TYVM!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Feb 25, 2017 7:39 AM CST
The Crinums are awake and ready to roll!
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Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
Feb 25, 2017 10:33 AM CST
This is funny. I saw a new post on this thread and started reading. I was well into the saga of Tiffany moving crinums from her MIL's yard to hers when I realized it was written in 2015. Hilarious! So I skipped to the end and after all the worry in 2015, in 2017 they are blooming just fine. Like skipping to the end of a book. I saw a post from SC that said it was 100F and I thought it was in January (it is Feb here now) and was aghast.) I was in western Tennessee for three months in 1980 and arrived in Feb. Thought I would die. Rolling on the floor laughing My blood is so thick from 60+ years in Alaska that it almost came to a stop. Then got hotter. I left in June to come home.

And as far as being a yankee in the south, sounds like Alabama is much more forgiving of such. My folks moved to TN and after 17 years were still considered outsiders and looked down on. Everyone was "y'all come see us' to their faces, but no invites. Up here we are a pretty welcoming bunch. Just don't wear your shoes in my house (esp spring and fall) and spit on the carpet and you are welcome. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Feb 25, 2017 12:34 PM CST
Tiffany the foliage on my crinum had stayed green and lush until the first weekend in Jan this yr. I really think our freezes are over and the green leaves are jumping. My first bloomers will be bulbispermum, usually in April but we will see with the warm temps.
Mary I bet it was a shock with our summer temps down here. I usually don't like to plant past April, if I do get flowers in May I'll put them in pots and place them in the shade until fall. But a crinum, they are beasts! nodding
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Feb 26, 2017 7:15 AM CST
LOL, Mary! I can promise that people in AL are as nice as possible. There's no doubt I'll always be a Yankee but I remind them I came here by choice and my spirit is all about the south. There are still people up north that are dear family & friends but I wouldn't move back for anything.

Kabby, I'm hoping last night was it for flirting with frost. I don't think there was frost here, about 38 deg. but I won't know until I check potted plants. I left them out...

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 17, 2017 2:52 PM CST
I dug up almost all of these again today and moved them to more sun. Back to waiting for another recovery from disturbance but it was the sooner, the better, I think, they were just leaning. The tree they were near is even bigger, making a surprising increase in the shade in such a short time. Oops, but it was good exercise today. Smiling
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