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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jul 1, 2018 6:15 PM CST
That can be a bit confusing, depending on the bulbs, the soil, and the climate. In my area the large bulbs are supposed to be planted so the neck is above ground, and mostly that works. My amaryllis have done very well that way in a 36" shallow pot for years. My Hymenocallis 'Sulfer Queen' however worked fine the first year, but the second year only one of the bulbs showed at all, and it never bloomed. Thinking the bulbs had rotted, I started digging around and found them at the bottom of their pot. This winter, I dumped them out, put in fresh potting mix, and replanted with the necks above ground. One has just finished blooming, and the other looks good. The point is one size doesn't fit all. My Zephyranthes robusta (?) are blooming with the bulbs mostly on top of the soil. Our mild winters prevent most spring bulbs that require chill time, but summer bulbs do their own thing in the ground.
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Jul 1, 2018 6:25 PM CST
I do plant my amaryllis with the top of the bulb showing, but the crinums I plant deeper. I agree that climate has a lot to do with all gardening. It does make it hard to give advice to someone in a different zone. Even people in the same zone have different microclimates, so one size certainly doesn't fit all. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut and hope for the best!๐Ÿ˜€
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 1, 2018 7:00 PM CST
I did not know any better when I planted my Amaryllis so I planted the bulbs deeper. They have done very well here.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jul 1, 2018 7:20 PM CST
Much of learning gardening is trial and error. Every one here has different climates, micro climates, soil type, and weather. I do try to see WHERE a question is coming from before attempting to throw in my 2 cents worth. I'm sure not going to give advice to someone in Canada or Brazil. My freesias, daffodils, were long gone while others were just seeing crocus sprouting, and crocus to me are prechilled annuals Hilarious! .
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 2, 2018 12:00 AM CST
Blood lilies blooming...
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up close in the rain
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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Jul 2, 2018 2:31 AM CST
Sprekelia formosissima...............
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Watsonia pillansii..............
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Zephyranthes roseae.............
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Name: harold
Enterprise , Al. (Zone 8b)
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cuzzx
Jul 2, 2018 8:23 AM CST
what i'm thinking is this. plant one in each planter box right in the middle. then add other type flowers around it but not that close. container is 10 ft long 1 ft wide and 18 in deep over the ground. no bottom


this is my crinum
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this is where i wanted to plant, one in the middle of each
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jul 2, 2018 12:45 PM CST
Eighteen inches deep with no bottom sounds doable to me... Thumbs up
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Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Jul 2, 2018 2:15 PM CST
Yes, that should work. Just remember that healthy crinums can get huge. My Ellen Bosanquet seemed to have a lot of leaves along the ground and they can be at least 3 feet long. Once you get a few offsets going, they can take up a lot of space. Be sure that the flowers you plant on the sides can be easily transplanted in the future.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 2, 2018 9:06 PM CST
Caladium and Oxalis
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Mijke (oxalis)
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H S Romeo (dahlia)
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Gloriosas
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Blood Lily from below
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Shreveport, LA (Zone 8b)
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bkrell
Jul 4, 2018 9:16 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.


Sal20, as promised, some of the Orange fulva up here in Mound City, MO. There are tons of daylilies here I guess I never noticed.


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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jul 4, 2018 9:43 AM CST
Now those daylilies are what I think of when I hear the term "ditch lilies". They are always a welcome sight. Thumbs up
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Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Jul 4, 2018 1:47 PM CST
I've heard them called ditch lilies too. I think they like moist soil, but will grow in regular gardens also. They also tend to 'walk' instead of clumping like most daylillies, so they're able to cover large areas. Thanks for the picture!
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Jul 5, 2018 11:15 AM CST
Gloriosa superba.....................
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Watsonia pillansii is in full bloom now.............
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jul 6, 2018 9:22 AM CST
@longk, that is a lovely gloriosa s. I lost my watsonias and would love to get them back into my garden.
How do you get your sprekelia to bloom??? I have several bulbs but no blooms Confused Angry

@jmorth, didn't you have some sprekelias? How did they do this year?

This is crinum 'Walter flory' first time it's bloomed-
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 6, 2018 11:33 AM CST
@piksihk - My first Aztecs bloomed on 5-14-18, soon thereafter, the pot got blown over in a storm; the Aztecs were recovered and put in new pot, but no more blooms this year and probably not next (as I think they'll need a couple years to re-establish themselves comfortably).
Except for 3 posts here that's all can access presently as my old computer died before I could transfer my 140000 pics therefrom. I tried to stick the old hard drive in my new computer but it still fails to allow pic access. I've considered some other options but not been able to implement any due to time restraints.
The above referred to pics were in the thread 'Spring, er winter blooms', also in the bulbs forum.
Nice Crinum there.
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Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Jul 6, 2018 3:05 PM CST
That's a very pretty crinum. I'm hoping my Summer Nocturne crinum blooms this year. I've had it for several years and it's increased in size, but has only bloomed one time. We got 6 inches of rain on the 4th, so I'm hoping that will help. It may be a little early yet. The one time it bloomed, I think was near the first of August.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 7, 2018 5:12 AM CST
Jmorth, good luck with your pic situation!
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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Jul 7, 2018 1:40 PM CST
piksihk said:
How do you get your sprekelia to bloom??? I have several bulbs but no blooms Confused Angry

I just store them cold in a shed/garage over the winter and move them to the greenhouse in late March before putting them out after all chance of frost has passed. I think that the trick is (if they're in pots) is to not allow them to dry out totally over the winter.

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Jul 8, 2018 2:42 AM CST
Caladium row-
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