Ron Vanderhoff
Thu, 12 Jul 2007 22:06:08 PDT
  I have grown a selection of Anthericum saundersiae called 'Agristripe' for the past two or three years.
  It is amazing; flowering profusely for six to eight months of the year. I have not had a single seed germinate in the garden as yet and I suspect that this selection may well be sterile, which is probably a good thing. I'm not sure why this isn't more common in the trade. The heavily white-margined leaves are especially decorative.
  In southern California it is probably best in some light shade and remains evergreen for me, although I cut it down about February or March. It pops back almost immediately and begins flowering again.

  I strongly recommennd it. Tony Avent offers it at Plant Delights.
  Ron Vanderhoff
  Southern California, 90 degrees today and only 2.2 inches of rain in the past 12 months - yikes!
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.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph. 816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
Summer 100F +
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