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Shreveport, LA (Zone 8b)
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bkrell
Jun 25, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Nice, my mother has always had tons of elephant ear in her yard and I finally gave in and transplanted some to use for "fillers."

One of my Ellen Bosanquet is throwing up its second scape right now. Only one of those I've had bloom so far.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 25, 2018 4:43 PM CST
Finally I have a crinum blooming:
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My Agapanthus decided to bloom again this year, I never know what to expect from it.

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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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pod
Jun 25, 2018 5:08 PM CST


Nice blooms on your Crinum... and I agree on the Agapanthus
never know what to expect from it.
The ones I had (yep ~ gave them away) rarely gifted me with blooms. I lost patience with them but love to see your blooms.
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Jun 25, 2018 8:18 PM CST
I have a friend who is also in East TX and she can't get her agapanthus to bloom either. Here in Houston mine bloom regularly and I see them blooming in yards all over town. The only reason I can think of is that we warm up earlier in the spring and also usually get a little more rain. Just guessing though.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jun 25, 2018 8:24 PM CST
Yes... that was my downfall. I saw them in bloom all over Houston one summer and thought they were beautiful. When I got home. I ordered some. Major disappointment for me. But I still do like them.
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jun 25, 2018 8:34 PM CST
I just planted Agapanthus in dry NM. I hope they'll bloom for me!
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Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Region: Texas Bulbs Cactus and Succulents
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SALL20
Jun 26, 2018 6:33 AM CST
It will be interesting to see how they perform in NM. Please keep us posted. Mine were labeled as blue when I purchased them. Was quite surprised when they bloomed white!
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jun 26, 2018 6:59 AM CST
WOW! I love that white Agapanthus... Lovey dubby
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jun 29, 2018 12:12 PM CST
Here's a few of my bulb blooms:

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I really ๐Ÿ˜ bulbs!
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Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 29, 2018 12:54 PM CST
Those are fabulous!
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Shreveport, LA (Zone 8b)
Bulbs Region: Louisiana
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bkrell
Jun 30, 2018 9:07 PM CST
I drove from Shreveport to Houston and back this weekend. There were some amazing clumps of Ellen Bosanquet crinum along the way! I wish I wasn't driving so I could have snapped a pic.
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Region: Texas Bulbs Cactus and Succulents
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SALL20
Jul 1, 2018 6:28 AM CST
One of my favorite things to do is to drive through old neighborhoods and look for bulbs that are blooming. I look for narcissuses and amaryllis in the spring, crinum in summer and Lycoris and oxblood lily in the fall. Also old stands of the original orange daylily. Sometimes, the house is no longer there, but the blooming bulbs still are.
Shreveport, LA (Zone 8b)
Bulbs Region: Louisiana
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bkrell
Jul 1, 2018 7:04 AM CST
Taking a trip to visit wifey's grandfather in Missouri. He's in the NW corner, firmly in farm country. It was seeing clumps of h fulva and qwanso daylily last year at this time out in the fields that reawakened my interest in heirloom plants and bulbs. I took some shots in my yard this morning, since I wanted to compare when I get back AND remember which crinum are blooming.


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Ellen Bosanquet crinum from a box of about 20 bulbs I bought over winter on eBay


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Row of Ellen Bs I'm trying to establish as a driveway border. A couple were doa so that killed the curve effect I was going for, making the row look asconce. I'll add to it later in the year.


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Close up of the best bloomer in the row. It was the biggest of those bulbs.




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Cecil Houdyshel crinum I bought from Jenks Farmer. Hate I'm going to miss it.


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Largest bulb from the box of unnamed "ditch lilies for mass planting" that I bought from Jenks. It was a huge bulb. Now I see why. I just planted a week or two ago. Reminds me of an amaryllis.
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Region: Texas Bulbs Cactus and Succulents
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SALL20
Jul 1, 2018 7:30 AM CST
I'm originally from SE Missouri, but have lived in Texas since 1982. We go 'home' for a visit a couple of times a year. The last time we were there in late May was when I saw stands of the orange daylily. We were driving down a country road and at an intersection with another road, the whole corner for many yards in both directions, was full of those lilies in bloom. It was a wonderful sight.
Shreveport, LA (Zone 8b)
Bulbs Region: Louisiana
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bkrell
Jul 1, 2018 7:33 AM CST
SALL20 said:I'm originally from SE Missouri, but have lived in Texas since 1982. We go 'home' for a visit a couple of times a year. The last time we were there in late May was when I saw stands of the orange daylily. We were driving down a country road and at an intersection with another road, the whole corner for many yards in both directions, was full of those lilies in bloom. It was a wonderful sight.


They are incredible up there. It made me go out and buy a box of 100 bulbs, lol. Then I got educated on their tendency to spread so I moved them to places I could confine them, lol.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jul 1, 2018 9:14 AM CST
SALL20 said:One of my favorite things to do is to drive through old neighborhoods and look for bulbs that are blooming. I look for narcissuses and amaryllis in the spring, crinum in summer and Lycoris and oxblood lily in the fall. Also old stands of the original orange daylily. Sometimes, the house is no longer there, but the blooming bulbs still are.


Another cool place to look at old time bulbs (and flowers) in bloom is in the old rural cemeteries. Walking out the cemeteries has been a favorite pastime for me and my Mom. She was fascinated by the stories behind the tombstones and I love the plants.
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jul 1, 2018 1:09 PM CST
My first encounter of the C. Americanum was from a old home where the front yard was used as a soccer field. I noticed blooms in a window box and before the house was torn down, I dug them up and took them home.

This is from original ones; they have mutilplied and I've given many away. They have become rather invasive. Had them for over 25 years.


โ€œFor even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.โ€โ€
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Name: harold
Enterprise , Al. (Zone 8b)
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cuzzx
Jul 1, 2018 2:49 PM CST
ok, i'm new to crimun plants but think i have one of these ella b's plants

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i rely like the looks of these plants.
i dug a few from my mothers yard, have them planted about half way down because they look similar to a amaryllis . but after reading about them i think i need to go back and dig a dipper hole .
my problem, can they be put and raised in a raised bed or should i find a dirt spot?

Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jul 1, 2018 3:28 PM CST
Yes, I think that is the correct ID. And I think you could likely grow them in a raised bed although the photo looks like they are doing well.

In my experience, Crinum bulbs will pull themselves deeper into the soil. It doesn't seem to matter that it might be a hard packed clay either.

I started reworking my bed last summer and dug up the Ellen Bosanquet bulbs. They are in large containers right now and starting to bloom. That makes me think your raised bed idea would work. Thumbs up
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Region: Texas Bulbs Cactus and Succulents
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SALL20
Jul 1, 2018 4:54 PM CST
Not sure what your definition of a raised bed is. Does it have a dirt bottom, not actually raised off the ground? I agree that crinums will pull themselves down, but I don't think any of the bulb should be exposed when planting. They should be buried up to their necks and some people think even deeper in cooler climates. You could just put more dirt around them and not dig them up, because every time you disturb the root system, you're causing a setback. The crinum you have is a very good bloomer and probably wouldn't suffer much if do have to move it.

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