11 responses to “Eremostachys laciniata”

  1. Deborah Gibson

    What a fine write-up, informative and well-written. Thank you Jackie. It’s wonderful to have someone as good as Daniel for the site.
    Deborah Gibson

  2. elizabeth a airhart

    is this plant not of interest
    the write up is very good
    now –the last image-i have zoom on
    plus used 250 and 400
    who please is the person in the back
    in the blue outfit i think i see
    cars in the background and it seems cold
    where am i and where are you

  3. Stuart Luppescu

    Wonderful plant. I’d love to grow it. What is the evolutionary advantage of the wooly stems? Is it related to moisture conservation?

  4. Beverley

    Eremostachys laciniata – Z8 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  5. Joe

    Its interesting that you mention stroking the plant Jackie, because my first instinct was “It looks like a thistle and is wooly, I wouldn’t touch it.” Thats especially the case since in my experience, trichomes tend to be far more painful than regular spines.
    Im very surprised that it is soft and pleasant (or at least I would assume so, otherwise far less stroking would be going on)

  6. Jackie

    Thank you very much for your comments; it is lovely to hear positive feedback.
    The last photo in this series was taken at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in the springtime, so the temperature would have been cool but comfortable, probably some where around 12 C. The person in the background is a wonderful soul named Alec.
    As for the texture of the plant – it reminds me of Stachys byzantina (Lambs Ears) – very strokable indeed! Hairs are often an adaptation to very hot environments – the light colour reflects the suns radiation, and the layer of hair helps to regulate the plants temperature and retain moisture.

  7. fotrristi

    WOW!!! Thanx! This is really cool – I’d love to have one in my garden. What a wonderful addition to the spring flora!! It looks fantastic – the leaves, the hairy ‘buds’ – everything!! And as a cut flower – WOW again. I must, just must, get my hands on some seeds even if I’ve got to take it indoors during the horrible Swedish winters. Thanks again!!

  8. quickthinker

    these are really interesting looking plants!

  9. imtiaz

    wonderful write up.
    but please do mention about its conservation status.

  10. Pixi Holness

    Thanks for the fantastic photos. I have grown this plant from seed (in Wales/UK) and it flowered well this summer (May/June).
    Do you know what is best to do with it after flowering? What do I do with the long stalks?
    I hope there is some advice on this.
    All Best
    Pixi

  11. John Winder

    FWIW, this plant also does well in some locations in Armenia.

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