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15/02/2014 at 20:47

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 


15/02/2014 at 23:06

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.

16/02/2014 at 04:47

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

This is the white one


16/02/2014 at 09:44

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.  

16/02/2014 at 09:52

 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

16/02/2014 at 10:31

Christopher Lloyd had the greenest fingers ever!  

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