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Gypsophilia, Echinops and Eryngium alpinum- Which is the root and which is the shoot?

Hi all,
I'm hoping someone can advise as there are lots of complicated answers on here.
I bought Gypso, Echinops and Eryngium alpinum roots for planting, but I can't tell which end is the root and which is the shoot. All three plants have white tips coming out one end, but the other is different.
- The gypsophila look like a brown stick with with bits on one end
- The other two have slightly whispy brown root looking ends, but the other ends have white, root looking ends.

Which end is the root and which is the shoot please?

Many thanks


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,531
    I don't know, but if you don't get a definitive answer I would plant it horizontally and let it sort itself out.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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