Plant and Seed Trading forum: White Crinum for postage

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
May 29, 2017 1:37 PM CST
These are the white fragrant crinum which I think is Americanum.
The original plants are over 25 years old from old homestead.
Have two for postage - not quite blooming size.


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Name: Sue Seymour
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suzysparklesalot
May 30, 2017 8:09 PM CST
would they grow in zone 4-5?
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pod
May 31, 2017 9:21 PM CST
Do you still have them?
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
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tx_flower_child
May 31, 2017 9:36 PM CST
Yes, do you still have them? And would you happen to have a picture?
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jun 1, 2017 11:04 PM CST
suzysparklesalot said:would they grow in zone 4-5?


Will be tuff to get them to bloom. Otherwise, yes. But bulbs must be lifted and stored or potted up and stored. I over-wintered some both ways last year.
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tx_flower_child
Jun 2, 2017 10:54 AM CST
Still interested. I gave most of my crinums away and then, wouldn't you just know it, the mother and 2 babies up and drowned on me. I had them in a very large pot and went to separate them but only found mush. This was quite some time ago when I knew what the word 'thunderstorms' meant.

Please let me know if you still have one to give away. Postage is not a problem.
Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jun 18, 2017 1:19 AM CST
DavidLMO said:
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Will be tuff to get them to bloom. Otherwise, yes. But bulbs must be lifted and stored or potted up and stored. I over-wintered some both ways last year.


How are they doing this summer David?
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jul 1, 2017 10:38 PM CST
Cinta said:

How are they doing this summer David?


@Cinta

Growing verrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy SLOW. Smiling I have 1 in the ground **, 5 in one huge pot (1), 4 smaller ones in 4 " pots (2).

Perhaps our environment here, but they are slow to grow. Of course, they cannot be left in the ground here.

** The one in the ground I wintered over in a pot that it had been growing in during summer 2016 in my absement.

(1) I pulled these and stored them like Cannas in my basement in cardboard boxes.

(2) I wintered those over in my basement in containers.
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jul 2, 2017 9:50 AM CST
@DavidLMO

Thank you. I wonder if they are like some of the tropicals I have read do not do well if they are moved.

I will try the all year grow and see if that works. I cut way back on my tropicals so I can use one of the extra large pots and see if I can grow them all year without movin them and see if that brings results.
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tx_flower_child
Jul 4, 2017 11:47 AM CST
I know you can grow them in large pots. Also know from experience that they can take a very light frost. But I would guess that in PA they wouldn't make it outdoors thru a winter. Crinums grow wild in swamps around Houston.

But wait! Just re-read your original post and saw that they've been growing for 25 years. Maybe just copy their environment.

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