Eranthis stellata
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:14:06 PDT
On 22 Mar 2009, at 14:22, wrote:

> over the past 3 years I have received corms of Eranthis stellata from
> China. When I received the corms they appeared to be healthy and plumb.
> However, none emerged in spring or the following spring. Another person
> I know has the same problem. The soil I use in pots is peat-sand 1:1.
> What are we doing wrong? Any help is appreciated.

I can only guess, but the peat may be the problem. Try planting them in pure 
washed sand, completely free of organic matter, and keeping them just barely 

Did you investigate the non-growers? Had the tubers rotted? Or are they still 
intact, but dormant?

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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