The daylilies are still blooming, some of the Crinum have faded to swelling seedpods, and other Crinum are getting ready to bloom.
Crinum bulbispermum all seem to have finished. Crinum scabrum and C. 'Ellen Bosanquet' have finished blooming here, while C. 'Burgundy' has a scape up but no flowers open yet. C. [delagoense X acaule] has finished, while C. graminicola is getting ready to flower.
Crinum [delagoense x acaule]
This has a lot of nice maroon-red color to it. This is a plant from a farm in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where a hybrid swarm of interspecific hybrids between Crinum delagoense and C. acaule are found. This is the only one of my bulbs of this natural hybrid to have so far flowered for me. The plants are intermediate in size between the two parents, and have a variable number of flowers per umbel. Crinum acaule is a small plant and has but a single flower per scape. This plant has 4 flowers in the umbel. There is a bit more about C. delagoense and its close relatives at: http://www.shieldsgardens.com/amaryllids/Crinum.html on this same web site. Crinum graminicola has been confused with C. delagoense, and apparently the botanically correct name for delagoense should be Crinum stuhlmannii. Apparently very few use the name stuhlmannii for this species. Click on the "stuhlmannii" link for more information on this taxonomic jungle.
Correction: Most of the bulbispermum have finished flowering for now. The Louisiana naturalized bulbispermum are still flowering and putting up fresh scapes. These have long, narrow trumpet shaped flowers, with rather narrow faces. They are not as showy as some of the other bulbispermum strains, but they are very vigorous.
Crinum firmifolium is an unusual and uncommon plant from Madagascar, in subgenus Crinum. My seedlings are offspring of plants collected there by Dr. Dave Lehmiller several years ago. Although their flowers have a superficial resemblance to the American species of Crinum, the New World species are in a separate clade within the genus Crinum.
I have had good survival of C. firmifolium here, stored dry in a heated shed (ca. 50°F) in winter. Its close relative, C. ligulatum, did not survive storage last winter for me.
Some Hymenocallis are still blooming, including my various pots of H. liriosme. Another one that bloomed last week was Hymenocallis riparia, one of the Mexican group.
This one blooms at almost the same time as some of my H. sonorensis plants, but the scape is a bit taller in riparia than in sonorensis, and the tepels segments (the petals and sepals) droop in riparia be remain relatively erect in sonorensis flowers.
My pot of Hymenocallis durangoensis, mentioned previously, has put on a wonderful display this summer. It is a nice patio or deck plant, in a one-gallon (7-inch) pot.
I missed photographing my Hymenocallis glauca when it flowered this year, and I missed the blooming of my pot of H. guerreroensis entirely this year. When my wife, Irma, claims that I am a bit over-extended, especially in horticultural matters, she might possibly have some slight justification......