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aroid hardiness

  • Subject: aroid hardiness
  • From: Tony Avent <tony@plantdel.com>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 14:32:12 -0600 (CST)


	I'm just back from a wonderful collection trip in northwest Argentina.  We
found quite a bit of both Gorgonidium vermicidium and Synandrospadix
vermitoxicus.  Gorgonidium superficially resembles an amorphophallus and
synandrospadix resembles a giant blue leaf skunk cabbage.  

	From the locations and elevations, these should be hardy through zone 8
and possibly zone 7.  Most of the areas where we collected these reach 10 F
about every decade.  While I have tried and killed synandrospadix earlier,
that may have been a warm climate collection.  I am curious if anyone has
grown (or killed) either of these.  Thanks in advance for any ideas.
Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
email tony@plantdelights.com
website  http://www.plantdel.com
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least
three times" - Avent

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