I just purchased several jumbo crinum lilies off of ebay. Has anyone in Central VA had any luck wintering these plants outside yet. Have they evolved hardy enough or has the greenhouse effect changed our zone lines? lol
Anyway I was wondering what would be better for these plants.
Option A 1/2 whisky barrel south facing wall left outside through winter
Option B 1/2 whisky barrel south facing wall left in unheated garage through winter
Option C Plant in groung on south facing wall and cover with 6 inches of mulch all around beofre first frost
Option D Dig up and put in garage in dark box until the next season
I spent $95 on the 2 crinums that i received - the bulbs are the size of soccer balls and I also received 4 pups with the 2 crinums so I really want to treat them well and thank anyone for their advise in advance.
Also if anyone has any experience with cannas in VA I could really use some input. I accidentally won 60 lbs of rhizomes off of ebay and have never grown a canna in my life :)