5 responses to “Erinacea anthyllis”

  1. Nancy M Rueff

    I’d love to see the flower.

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Nancy, click on the link that says flowers, then click on the thumbnailed image on that page.

  3. Beverley

    Erinacea anthyllis – Z8, RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  4. judy newton

    When I do a tour I always tell people that it is very sharp. Of course there are always those that can’t resist. I should use your tactic Daniel and say touch it but very gently. I remember quite vividly backing into it when I was weeding there as a student.

  5. Brent Hine

    A couple of comments on plant hardiness zones. They are are entirely subject to the exact location and orientation of the garden in which the plants reside. While the RHS Dictionary claims Erinacea anthyllis is Zone 8, this is not to be taken as absolute, being meant as a guideline only. The plant shown is in the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden here at UBCBG, yet ours is a Zone 7a garden, based solely on the historic low temperature of -17c (about 0 F). Clearly this plant is hardier than stated. This is dependent on three local factors: 1) the plants’ orientation, being southwest-facing, 2) planted on a hillside, providing cold air drainage, and
    3) residing in very well-drained soil. Were it planted in a typical perennial border (falt ground, rich moisture retentive soil) with limited sun exposure, it would be very challenged to accept even a Zone 8 climate (min. -12.2c/10F).

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