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crinum transplanting

Posted by gwpunt2 Georgia-7 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 29, 14 at 13:33

We have just dug a large clump of shaded out crinum (20 bulbs, biggest are softball size). It was passed along from family so don't know variety except that it was light pink back when it still bloomed. I understand they can be dried out and divided to be replanted while soil is still warm to settle in by fall. But my question is whether ideally the roots need to stay moist (temporary potting up till we can take to their new location, an historic cemetery, in 2 weeks) or does it matter. Would love to see the larger ones bloom in a couple years if possible. Any advice would be great!

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RE: crinum transplanting

Inthe last month I have planted 3 from contaners, where they were for at least 3 years,into the garden, all look good, one is blooming for the first time. I have two more in large containers that are now in bloom. When the bloom is over and the weather cools, I will divide them and plant, some in the garden and some ppotted for sharing. Al

RE: crinum transplanting

The only person I ever knew who actually dried them was an ebay seller who did it for shipping purposes.

I always plant them in pots or, if I'm going to plant them within a couple of weeks, I wrap them in dryish-damp newspaper & keep them in the garage or in the shade of a shrub or in some other darkish place & mist them whenever I think about it.

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