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crinum bulbs

I have bought 3 Crinum bulbs,does anyone know how and when to plant them please,would they be better in a pot or in the ground

Thank you 

Roger

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  • BiljeBilje Posts: 712

    Basically I haven't a clue, out of curiosity I Googled Crinum, loads of info on the web. They sound really interesting, best of luck. Hope some knowledgeable gardener can help you out here.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Hi sheddy, I presume you've got this one, these links may be of use

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/1225.shtml

    This is the white one

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=2550

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,480

    I've not got any at the moment - in the past I found they did well very tightly potted in an earthernware pot in a very gritty loam-based compost with lots of crocks in the bottom.  They were kept outside in a sunny spot in the summer but brought into a cool conservatory in the winter.  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,631

     In one of Christopher Lloyds books he talks about putting them in a wet bit by a pond where they did very well.

    In my dry soil they survive and flower a bit though not inmpressively. The bulbs are enormous eventually and resist efforts to remove them, coming back the next year even when damaged. 

    I think everything is better in the ground though I do have plants in pots sometimes

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,480

    Christopher Lloyd had the greenest fingers ever!  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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