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Re: Amorphophallus konjac

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus konjac
  • From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman@ozemail.com.au>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 22:32:10 -0500 (CDT)

>They are persistent, yes - it's difficult to get all the little offsets
>when you dig them. But I don't see how they could really be invasive. The
>offsets don't get more than a few inches from the parent, and the seeds
>are way too heavy to carry on the wind.
>So while the clumps get thicker, with more shoots, the actual area
>involved doesn't really get much bigger unless I am involved, digging and
>replanting. In fact, if I don't get in there and spread them out, they
>cease to do as well after a year or two - self-limiting from the crowding,
>I suppose.


Some good points.  Thanks.

I wasn't really concerned about invasiveness from the point of view of
spreading, just more from the point of view of removal.

Has been a very good discussion.  Thanks to everyone points.  Has certainly
stilled any minor concerns I may have had.



Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Crocus, Cyrtanthus,
Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that
doesn't move!!!!!

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