hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: hardiness of Sauromatum

On Sat, 29 Jul 2000, Diana Reeck wrote:

> I am looking for information about the hardiness of Sauromatum venosum.  I
> am writing up my fall plant list, and would like some to get anyone's
> personal experiences with this.  Thanks 


I and a number of others grow it easily in USDA zone 6 (NW Arkansas, in my
case), and it's survived overnight lows of -20 F (-28 C) with no problem.
Even the smallest offsets have no trouble with the cold. I think I
remember Panayoti Kelaidis in Denver telling me that it was hardy there
(yes, "hardy in Denver" again), and I recall that some I sent Ellen Hornig
years ago survived at least their first winter in upstate New York.

Since Wilbert insists on sinking this into Typhonium, and Typhonium has
also been a popular topic lately, this gives me a perfect segue to
hardiness in Typhoniums in general. Besides venosum and giganteum - which
produces marvelously tropical-looking leaves when happy outdoors - what
are the coldest growing and hardiest members of the genus?


-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@arachne.uark.edu

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index