Bill Richardson
Thu, 12 Jul 2007 20:16:04 PDT
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
Would be interested in any other species available?
Bill Richardson,
Ixia King
Winter -2 to 15c.  at present
West Gippsland,
"Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused
with Paradise" Henry Mitchell

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dylan Hannon" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
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 <> 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.

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