Hi Dylan, Jim et al, I've been growing both Anthericum liliago and A. beaticum for a few years here in Gippsland Australia, giving them no special attention. They grow well in pots here and I can't see much difference in the flowers, except maybe size. We get some light frosts here which doesn't affect them, they flower profusley and seed well. It seems to just have a rootstock, I guess not a bulb and a lot smaller than a Dahlia? They were easy to grow from seed and they produce lots of seed here so I presume that they could become a little weedy if put in the garden and left to seed? Anyway, I quite like them, a lovely little flower which I think is quite nice. Would be interested in any other species available? regards, Bill Richardson, Ixia King Winter -2 to 15c. at present West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.angelfire.com/ri/ixia/ "Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with Paradise" Henry Mitchell ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dylan Hannon" <email@example.com> To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 12:52 PM Subject: Re: [pbs] Anthericum > Jim, > 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. > On 7/12/07, James Waddick <email@example.com> 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. > > > > So I am curious are any of these species grown by PBS-ers? >> > > > Any one have experiences to share on this one? Thanks. Jim W.