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Bloom of the Day Photos: December 13th, 2009: Poison Bulb (Crinum asiaticum) by debnes_dfw_tx

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dave

December 13, 2009
12:00 AM

Post #7362895

The Bloom of the Day for December 13th, 2009 was Poison Bulb (Crinum asiaticum).

View the bloom of the day here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/botd.php?date=2009-12-13

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

December 13, 2009
9:48 PM

Post #7365454

Just wondering if this plant could be grown INSIDE .. it's lovely and I am a '3Aer' for Zone.

~M~
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 13, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #7365487

Lovely photo of the Crinum bloom!

MarilynneS: I have no clue if they can be grown inside, they are strictly landscape plants down here in Florida and the ones I see all over are huge. I see the info in Plant Files say 4' tall and just as wide but I've seen them larger and wider than that in the ground down here!

There are 56 Crinum's listed in Plant Files: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/b/Amaryllidaceae/Crinum/none/cultivar/0/ maybe there's a dwarf or smaller version that would be perfect for indoors in a bright window?

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

December 14, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #7365983

Holy COW .. now THAT is a bit larger than I thought it'd be ..

Guess I'll just have to enjoy the pics of it :-)
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2010
1:56 AM

Post #7595739

Sure they can be grown inside, however they do love the watersides and humidity. I have seen them grown inside a Conservatory. These were growing in a swampish area at Dallas Discovery Gardens. They are gorgeous!
Wonder if they could be treated like Cannas up north... People dig up the bulbs and wrap them in newspaper, or if planted in pots, brought into a basement until frost subsides in Spring. Wondering if Criniums can be treated this way. Anyone know for sure?

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

March 1, 2010
11:47 AM

Post #7596431

Be interesting to know as Cannas do survive and winter over as you described up here.

Gotta love the 'look' of that flower :-)

~M~

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