weird crinum problem
I have two milk and wine crinums, grown from seed bulbs given to me by a Gardenwebber (and I'm a horrible Gardenwebber, because I can't remember who mailed them to me.)
Anyway, both were very pretty until a couple months ago when something hit them. Both got hit, leaves dying and turning brown. Some pups around their bases died too. But one, the less vigorous of the two, seems to have survived whatever this was. The other, which used to be huge, seems to be dying. All of its leaves are dead or diseased looking and its newest central leaf is coming out stunted.
A different crinum that is between these two and is different - it's pink and named after a woman, I forget her name - also lost some leaves, but bounced back like it was nothing.
Anyone got any idea what I've got? I put in a bunch of crinum bulbs about a year ago, all of them still small. I also have several gorgeous crinums in the front, including two Queen Emma's given to me when they were small by Gardenwebbers. They've just started to bloom and my neighbors want seed bulbs because the purple straps are so pretty. I'd hate for any of them to get hit with whatever happened.
Ideas? I suspect bugs and feel like I should just wait them out. But I fear disease.