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Re: RE: Typhonium hardiness

  • Subject: Re: RE: Typhonium hardiness
  • From: <mburack@mindspring.com>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 15:51:13 -0500 (CDT)

Ironically, I am starting to think than T. giganteum isnt only hardy in cold temps.. I am about ready to believe that it doesnt like hot temps period... 

I routinely kill mine at the beginning of our spring and summer here as temps get out of control.

(For those "friends" of mine that itching to make a comment something like "you routinely kill all of your plants, not just the Typhoniums and not just in the spring and summer"... lets just let that slide this time around!!! (SMILE)).


On Mon, 15 Apr 2002 14:16:41 -0500 (CDT) Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter@worldonline.nl> wrote:

Yep, in fact the only ones that are proven "hardy (as in cold-tolerant) are
giganteum and venosum and possibly diversifolium.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l@mobot.org [mailto:aroid-l@mobot.org]Namens James
> W. Waddick
> Verzonden: maandag 15 april 2002 18:40
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Onderwerp: RE: Typhonium hardiness
> >Ah, so you mean "hardy in MY conditions!" Now THAT is something
> >different. I just cannot imagine a Typhonium surviving -5 or less
> >(that's Celsius, dear people, C E L S I U S )..........
> >
> >Wilbert
> Dear Wilbert;
> 	T. giganteum has grown in my Zone 5 garden for a decade plus
> and has regularly experienced 0 degree F. as in Fahrenheit (around
> -18 Celsius). Tubers are very shallow, too.
> 	Surely there are others. T. venosum nearly as hardy.
> 	and.....?
> 		Jim W.
> Dr. James W. Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
> Ph.    816-746-1949
> E-fax  419-781-8594
> Zone 5 Record low -23F
> 	Summer 100F +

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