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Re: Need some advice for aroids in outdoor condition climate zone 7

  • Subject: Re: Need some advice for aroids in outdoor condition climate zone 7
  • From: Sheldon Hatheway <sfhatheway@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:46:53 -0800 (PST)

Hello, Franck,

Here in Canby, OR, USA, in a similar zone as yours, we successfully grow Dracunculus vulgaris and Arum italicum (in addition to the ones you mentioned) in the ground all year.  They do just fine with a little winter mulch if it gets below 20F.  Both of these are available from most of the larger mail-order nurseries.  A Google search will give you more leads than you could ever look at in a normal lifetime.  We also grow a number of hardy orchids outside:  Bletilla, Pleione, Calanthe, Dactylorhiza, Roscoea, Spiranthes, etc.  Some of these do well in full sun, and some appreciate a little light shade during the hot summer afternoons.


----- Original Message ----
From: Franck <fradnai@free.fr>
To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:45:54 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Need some advice for aroids in outdoor condition climate zone 7

Hello all,
I would like to put some aroids in outdoor condition in the garden. I am in a climate zone 7, with hot summer and severe winter (around -10°C in average to the lower level). What could you advice me as species ? I have retained some ones but it is just to be sure (Arisaema sp., Typhonium sp., Symplocarpus sp. are the genus I have for example. I don't write the species because the list is long). And to finish, how or where can I found some specimens adapted in culture outdoor ?
Thanks a lot for your help
Franck RADNAI - Climate Zone 7

Web site : http://fradnai.free.fr/
Photos : http://picasaweb.google.fr/Franck54280

Long. 6°21' 7" Est
Lat. 48°47'14" Nord

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