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Crinum Discovery

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

I'm hoping this might be the right place to ask about a Crinum variety that I have just discovered. This pink and white two tone group is near a lighter solid pink patch of Crinums. I don't know if it is a different variety, or if the lighter pink group has produced a hybrid. The interesting thing is that within the two tone group, half of them are a deep dark solid pink, & half of them are a pink and white two tone.

Anyone recognise this Crinum Variety?

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Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Wow I love that color combo. Where did you find this at?

Milton, FL(Zone 8a)

I grow about ten varieties and it doesn't look like any of mine.Did you spread those petals or is that the way the flower looks?

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

I didn't spred the petals, that one was just especially wide open, here is another view

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Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Wow I have at least 15 + growing right now and none of mine look like that!!

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

This patch of Crinums is in a neighbors garden. He originally bought pink Crinums from Brent & Becky's Bulbs and we are not sure if another variety got mixed in with the bulbs, or if this is a new invention....

Another view

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Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

I have been searching the net and have not found anything but I know different soils and other factors can affect the coloring.

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

We need more photos of the whole plant, leaves, scapes, flowers. :-)

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

Thanks Gordo,

I'll be back over there on Wednesday this week, I'll take some more pictures then.

Stay Tuned...Shall return with more pics.

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

I went to take a picture of the leaves, and there aren't any....

I think what has happened is I got my Amaryllis and Crinums mixed up. After talking with him today now he thinks that the bulbs were originally ordered as Amaryllis Belladonna and it may not have been from Brent & Becky's. He's going to look through a stack of old receipts to see if he can find where he got them.

Sorry for the mixup. We are pretty sure now that they are actually Amaryllis.

Even so, it is still an unusual color combination. Whatever they are, they are pretty.

Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

Here is a link to some Amaryllis Hybrid bulbs that look quite similar to the ones in my pictures. I clicked on the Image Gallery below the picture on the link and I see that within this group of bulbs are many color variations. It appears that a person ordering this mix might end up with any of the color variations, or something inbetween. Still, I'm thinking the mix might be worth a try.

Here is the link to the Amaryllis Hybrids for any of you that might also be interested:

http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1485

Gulfport, FL(Zone 9b)

Well...I'll be...
Naked Ladies.
:-)

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