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    Cathy,

    Do you have the space for a trial run? These particular bulbs get huge, so you plant them really, really deep.

    I wouldn't be surprised that they 'might' survive if you planted them deep enough that the ground would not freeze.

    Do you know how deep that would be?
    Ann B.
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    Sure I've got space. The thing about crinums is I think they need to be planted with their necks out. I have a south side which stays warm through winter. My lycoris wintered in a pot just fine over there and the daylilies that I had over there stayed green through winter, so I'd say it's a good microclimate.
    PM me about estimated postage because I'd love to have those beauties growing here !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    This particular variety has extremely LONG necks which allows them to be planted VERY deeply.

    I will send you one big one and one small one. The small one you should pot up and the larger one goes in the ground.

    How does that sound?

    When I shovel, sometimes I cut one in half, or just nick a piece, and if it contains some of the basal plate, you just let it dry for a day or two, plant it, and it will grow.

    They are amazing!
    Ann B.
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    The first one I bought was from a lady at a plant sale. I bought just the bulb for about $3 She said to plant them 12" deep. There was a rock where we planted it so we couldn't go that deep but it has survived well. The one I have now is only planted about 8" deep and is doing well. I did mulch it a little extra last fall. I'd say you can grow them in Kansas.
    tennessee sue

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    Sue- I am still laughing over "planting over a rock". You must have been tired and decided that was it ! I know that feeling--moreso with tree roots ! I will be thrilled to plant one of these lovelies and mulched as you recommend.
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Cathy,
    The dumb man planted it, not me. Actually there is a big rock behind it which probably holds in some heat. THe whole area was rather rocky so nothing was planted very deeply. It was a nice rock garden.
    Mine at my house is planted by the concrete porch so that also holds some heat. I just put an extra shavel full of mulch. The poor thing came up early and got frost bit twice. But now the leaves are huge and I am hoping for a good bloom season from it this year. This is it's second year here. I bought it of e-bay for about 4 bucks.
    tennessee sue

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