Re: Arisaema saxatile (fwd)
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Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 16:09:32 -0500
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Subject: Re: Arisaema saxatile
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Subject: Re: Arisaema saxatile
Sue Zunino wrote:
> Hi Judy!
> My seeds arrived today. Thank you! I'm really surprised that they are d=
According to Donna these seeds were collected 1997.
> Most Arisaemas have fruit seeds that need to be kept damp.
I would suggest soaking them before sowing them. I am new at this type of s=
also. I am sure Donna would be glad to answer your questions: Donna Maroni
> So you
> think I could start them in my greenhouse, or do you think I should seed
> them directly outside so that they will become accustomed to my native
> temps. by fall? How are you going to start yours, and what type of
> surroundings will you eventually plant them in? These are hardy aren't
Yes they are suppose to be hardy. I sowed seeds directly into the ground on=
last week. This plant bed is in full shade. It have been well tilled with p=
of composted cow manure.
> across this aroid beauty: Arisaema saxatile which is fragrant
> For some reason I can't access this page through 'the server' it says, is
> there another way I can access it? I really want to see what you're talk=
> about......and then I'll want one too.
The web page came up for me. Arisaema saxatile Bu=
In our early listing and in correspondance this =
for a long time, referred to simply as
"mouthwatering species 1". It was then tentative=
called A.aridum but has now been
identified as A. saxatile.
Pure white to pale greenish-cream with a greatly
elongated, exserted spadix of yellow the
stunning appearance of this plant is not its onl=
appeal, as it is also delightfully fragrant. This
is a very rare feature in the genus.
A. saxatile is a small plant and is wonderfully =
forming and readily propagated from
its original collection made at at an altitude o=
1500m, near Shennongjia in the province of
These are nice, firm, medium-sized but
Full bloom picture:http://www.rareplants.co.uk/arisaema/saxatil.htm
> Thanks very much for all the seeds. I'm still trying to decide where to
> plant them. I have some planning to do for a seed bed, and Bill is going=
> help me put up a fence around a nursery where the Wolf can't go.
> I'm going to check on the Zantedeschia 'Green Goddess' hopefully tomorrow=
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