Herb latin name: Eremurus aucherianus

Family: Asphodelaceae

Edible parts of Eremurus aucherianus:

Leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Dry stony heavily grazed hillsides.

Other uses of Eremurus aucherianus:

A glue is made from the mucilage contained in the root and is used with leather and in book-binding.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a cold frame. Sow stored seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is obtained. Germination is slow and could take 1 - 12 months at 15C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow on for their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring after the last expected frosts. Do not plant deeply in the soil, the crown of the plant should be slightly exposed. Division after the plant dies down in late summer. Great care must be taken because the plants resent root disturbance. Only divide the plants when it is really necessary, and no more frequently than once every 6 years, being careful not to break the brittle roots. It is probably best to pot up the divisions and grow them on in the greenhouse until they are established.

Cultivation of Eremurus aucherianus:

Dry stony heavily grazed hillsides.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Eremurus aucherianus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.