Is eremurus high or low water?

Boyce Tankersley
Mon, 18 Sep 2006 06:27:29 PDT
Here in Chicago, Illinois, my Eremurus get watered from snow melt and
spring rains. Once the temperatures rise and the soils become dry they
go dormant. They are spectacular but do best in the landscape if planted
in among other perennial and shrubs that soak up the rainfall from our
periodic monsoons.

Boyce Tankersley

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Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 9:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [pbs] Is eremurus high or low water?

I am interested in eremurus.  Does anyone have a photo of a group of
Do they make lovely specimens?
western australia
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Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Is eremurus high or low water?

>N Sterman schrieb:
>> I've been researching Eremurus but can't seem to find much on its
>> irrigation requirement.  Is this a low water or regular water bulb?
>> Nan
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> Nan,
> I grow Eremurus in relatively sandy clay on a slope, as they are from
> the Steppes and desert areas of the orient, meaning a prolonged dry
> period and no chance of standing in water.  I have lost a few over the
> years due to heavy Winter rain, which they do not appreciate at all!
> Simply rotted at the crown.
> One very inpressive bed I saw in England was a combination of roses
> Eremurus bungeii  and E. robustus hybrids.  The theory was, the roses
> take up moisture so fast, that the Eremurus can't get overwatered.
> require as much sun as possible to increase.  Be carefull as the
> emerge.  They are prone to rot in wet conditions, such as prolonged
> or overhead watering.
> Jamie V.
> Cologne
> Germany
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