[SPAM] Re: Source of Eremurus spp.

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Mon, 29 Oct 2007 06:19:53 PDT
Hi Linda:

Here in continental zone 5 the foliage (cultivars and hybrids) does not
start to grow until spring. Once temperatures warm sufficiently the rate
at which the foliage shoots up is phenomenal. They do not like summer
wet and absolutely will not tolerate foot traffic when dormant. Once
temperatures start to get hot and the soils start to dry they all
promptly go dormant. Both E. robustus and stenophyllus have seedlings
coming up around them.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org

Seems folly for me to try them in my zone 3.  My soil is clay and dry
parched silt as a top layer.  We are near desert conditions here.
should love it!   My downfall will be the Chinooks I think.

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