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Re: Colocasia - size matters


Kitty,

Aqua Mart (www.aqua-mart.com) has Black Magic Taro for $6.95 in their Spring
2002-Spring 2003 catalog. I don't know if it the same as Parks is supplying
but you can check with them.

Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 2:46 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Colocasia - size matters


> By now many of you have received the Park/Wayside catalogues.  On the back
of
> their Countryside catalogue is a picture of Colocasia 'Black Magic'.  I
just
> know that one of our Display Gardens is going to ask me to order it for
them.
>
> However, last year I ordered 3 varieties at $15 each from Glasshouse
Works.
> They all arrived in 1.5 inch pots with bulbs the size of a pea.  The leaf
was
> lucky to make 2 inches, much less 2 feet.  Park shows theirs to be in a 3
inch
> pot and they tell me they are 2 yr old plants and will take a few years to
> reach the size advertised.
>
> My question is, in order to obtain a "performance" size bulb of C. 'Black
> Magic', where would I go and how much should I expect to pay?  What size
or
> age should I require? These are Display Gardens and need to produce some
> impact now.
>
> Kitty
>
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