eremurus, etc.

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:45:23 PDT
Dear all,
Sand plants can easily stay out of the ground for 2-3months. I just had a
look at the remaining stock; The fleshy roots are still solidly  attached ,
but  the buds are beginning to move. Some times Eremurus are offered in
February, these plants are very likely to fail.  Packing is no problem when
they are tightly  packed in wood shippings or polystyrene. Well stored in
controlled conditions they conserve well from July till Octobre, but not
beyond. But the best products is  when  conserved in the ground, and lift
when required.  (but rooting is bound to start  in October)

Kind regards

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)
Coord. Geogr.(GPS): 43°42' 43" N     4° 32' 12" E


> Eremurus might not ship very well, because the tuberous fleshy roots are
> fragile and not strongly connected to the central axis.  I remember getting
> a shipment from Turkmenistan which were all rotted due to breakage of the
> roots from the central axis.  They had been about 18" across before they
> broke. I'd be interested to know how such a geophyte could be packed for
> intercontinental shipment without damage.  Or are only smaller ones usually
> shipped

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