Anthericum ramosum

Jane McGary
Fri, 09 Jul 2004 10:52:08 PDT
Like Mark McDonough, I enjoy Anthericum ramosum in the garden, and also its 
relative, A. liliago subsp. major. However, you should know that these 
plants self-sow pretty enthusiastically, and the seedlings are tenacious. 
They are deciduous, but the thick clumps of slender leaves remain green 
through most of the summer and act as a foliage contrast among shrubs and 
large-leaved plants. They do best in sun but tolerate shade.

If you order seed of Paradisea liliastrum from a seed exchange or a 
commercial seed company such as Jelitto or T&M, you're likely to get 
Anthericum liliago instead. I haven't succeeded in growing P. liliastrum 
well, but I have P. lusitanica doing well in a dry part of the garden and 
will have seed to send to the NARGS exchange this year.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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