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Re: Amorphophallus konjac

  • Subject: Re: Amorphophallus konjac
  • From: "Plantsman" <plantsman@prodigy.net>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 23:45:47 -0500 (CDT)

I couldn't imagine how they'd become "invasive".   As much as
large tubers cost, I'd say, "bring 'em on!".   Little ones
eventually become big'uns.   I think a large colony of these
would be fantastic looking, like a miniature forest from Mars!
I just wish they were hardier here.  They will winter over fine
if planted deep enough, but the wet winters make them rot unless
they're planted under the overhang of the house where they can be
kept dry.

David Sizemore
Kingsport, TN (Zone 6a)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna Maroni" <dmaroni@email.unc.edu>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 11:38 AM
Subject: Amorphophallus konjac

: A couple of people here in central NC (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel
Hill, zone
: 7) tell me they've planted this out and are now fearful that it
: become invasive because it produces so many offspring.  Anyone
else had
: that experience?
: Donna Maroni
: dmaroni@email.unc.edu

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