Eranthis cilicica

Jim McKenney
Sun, 07 Jan 2018 14:57:00 PST

     Years of experience with Eranthis hyemalis, E.cilicica and E. x tubergenii in my Maryland garden suggest that each of these behaves a bit differently. E. hyemalis makes itself at home and naturalizes in shade or sun, seeding about freely. E. cilicica, which blooms later than E. cilicica with smaller flowers, does not seed freely and does not seem to tolerate moist/wet summer conditions. My experience with E. x tubergenii is based on the performance of material obtained under another name. The resulting plants were very variable, some with small flowers, some with the largest Eranthis flowers on the largest Eranthis plants I've ever seen. This stock proved to be short lived. Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where we've been seeing the nasty side of zone 7 for days. 
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