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Re: Wintering colacasia

  • Subject: Re: Wintering colacasia
  • From: Ray Wiegand wie1086@earthlink.net
  • Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 17:39:47 -0400

I guess I am not alone on this problem. I really want to get the giant
colacasias, but I definately need to get over this issue. I may have to try and
keep them going indoors like Jean said, but where to fit pots that are 2'
across?

thanks for the input,

Ray

Mary Chastain - Lakeside Acres wrote:

> I am facing the same problem. I checked the web and found several articles.
> They suggested storing them in peat moss in a cool dry place. I believe they
> suggested about 50 degrees. So far I have lost most bulbs that I tried to
> store. I have two large Black Magic in the garden. I have decided to mulch
> one heavily and try to store the other. Three other varieties are in pots.
> They were a gift from a friend just last week. I rather wished she had kept
> them till spring. She winters hers in a green house.
> Mary
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hosta-open@hort.net [mailto:owner-hosta-open@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Ray Wiegand
> Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 7:24 PM
> To: hosta-open
> Subject: Wintering colacasia
>
> I have a couple of colacasia that are growing in large concrete pots.
> How do I put them away for the winter. I do not feel I have enough light
> indoors to keep them going. I have tried Calla lily and Canna with no
> luck-they dried out. No cool dry places in my house, which is probably
> the reason.
>
> What to do?
>
> Ray z5
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