Today's bloom is Poison Bulb (Crinum asiaticum)

Bloom of the Day for December 13th, 2009:

Type of plant: Bulbs, Perennials, Shrubs, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Rose/Mauve, Magenta (Pink-Purple), White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Fall/Early Winter, Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade, Partial to Full Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

plantladylin wrote:
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:

MarilynneS wrote:
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 wrote:
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 Spri

MarilynneS wrote:
Be interesting to know as Cannas do survive and winter over as you described up here. Gotta love the 'look' of that flower ^_^ ~M~