crinum overwintering questions
I am from Ohio, (but in MD for 7 years now) where Crinums were container-only plants. I have grown the related Lycoris, but only the x squamigera.
I want to try some more this year.
1. Crinums are mostly said to be "evergreen" in winter, not dying back on their own accord. In a zone 7a winter like the one we just had (are still having...really) when we have multiple lows of zero to the mid single digits, some with snowcover, and some without...I assume there will be total or considerable foliage dieback. Does that affect the bloom for that season when that happens? Or is it a typical occurence they just laugh off?
2. Same question for the so-called "winter foliage" Lycoris species - x squamigera foliage emerges in spring, whereas some, like radiata, are said emerge in fall and stay through winter.
3. I've even seen some crinums rated to zone 6 - of interest since I have family in Ohio - is that pushing it?