Dylan Hannon
Thu, 12 Jul 2007 19:52:35 PDT

I grow a handful of Echeandia species, similar to and related to
Anthericum. The rootstock is comprised of a short "crown" (a very
short and slight stem, just a nub really, that connects shoots and
roots) that is equipped with a compact cluster of succulent,
sausage-like roots. The overall effect is not unlike the rootstock of
dahlias. I believe the genus is centered in Mexico and one can see
various species all around that country as roadside herbs. Flower
colors I have seen are white, yellow and orange. Some have quite
attractive broad or glaucous foliage.

Dylan Hannon

On 7/12/07, James Waddick <> wrote:
> Dear all,
>         Seems a slow time in the garden especially after all the
> lingering damage from this spring, but now just finishing is a plant
> of Anthericum sp. As Mark MacD says on the wiki : It is an "excellent
> yet underused ornamental species" in reference to A ramosum in the
> Northeast US. He also says it is generally considered somewhat
> tender, but isn't for him in USDA Zone 5.  I have an excellent large
> plant originally from Panayoti Kelaidis that has hundreds of small
> white blooms each summer.
>         It seems to me the differences between species are small, but
> around 300 are recognized over a large range.
>         So I am curious are any of these species grown by PBS-ers?
>         It seems a sort of marginal 'bulbous' plant, but I haven't
> see what the underground parts look like in years.
>         Any one have experiences to share on this one?
>                         Thanks.         Jim W.
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