I've added three new images to the wiki: two of Eremurus robustus and one of Delphinium tricorne. Mary Sue's images of Californian species of Delphinium prompted me to add Delphinium tricorne. The topic of these geophytic Delphinium came up about a year ago, and Mary Sue recounted her experiences in attempting to convince some people that they are proper geophytes. Delphinium tricorne is a true geophyte, a typical spring ephemeral which is above ground for only a few months from late winter to mid-spring. The purple-blue forms are really beautiful, but there are also forms with dirty white flowers which are not at all attractive. This is a small species, often only about a foot high if that. In very rich soil it will be up to three feet high. As far as I know, this does not grow wild anywhere near my home in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, but I have seen it growing wild along the C&O Canal about forty miles west of here. That area is in a different physiographic province, and the soil there is probably not so acidic as it generally is here. I have not tried to grow the west coast geophytic Delphinium yet, but I hope to try them eventually. Nor have I been successful with D. zalil (D. sulphureum, D. semibarbatum) a Kashmiri species - the seed I had germinated freely, but at that time I did not know I was dealing with a summer dormant geophyte. One of these days I'll try again. Is anyone else out there growing this? Here's Delphinium tricorne: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… I first grew Eremurus robustus about forty years ago. The roots had been planted in the fall, just before I left home as a draftee in the Army. When they bloomed the following year, my mother sent me Polaroid photos of them. Back in those days, the John Scheepers company sent out a separate catalog insert listing some Eremurus and other items best planted early. The varieties I planted back then were E. elwesii and E. robustus. I think Eremurus elwesii is now regarded as a form of E. robustus, although as garden plants they were slightly different: the inflorescence of E. robustus was perhaps thinner and taller. The plant shown in my wiki image is comparatively short: it's only about six feet high, but it still has plenty of wow! factor. I cover these from June to February to keep them dry. In my experience, plants planted into the garden and left uncovered always eventually disappear. Here's Eremurus robustus: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the garden is just about at its best with the comingled scents of honeysuckles, roses, irises, peonies and mock orange - if it had not been raining today, I would have taken a nice snooze out under the pergola. Sarracenia are blooming and adding a very exotic element to the garden. Waterlilies, poppies and the lutea hybrid tree peonies add to the already rich mix. And all of this is in a small back-yard garden. Also bloooming, long after its congeners and so thus doubly welcome: Muscari argei 'album' from Jane McGary.