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Re: Cold Tolerant Amporhs

  • Subject: Re: Cold Tolerant Amporhs
  • From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 19:46:51 +0200

Hello Steve,

That's great. This year I have many young tubers of A. konjac, so I can try 
to leave some.
I had once in my garden Zantedeschia aethiopica, it survived 3 years, but it 
bloomed only once.
http://www.wschowa.com/abrimaal/araceum/zantedeschia/aethiopica.htm
(scroll the page down).

Best,
Marek



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Marak" <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Cold Tolerant Amporhs


> Marek,
>
> None of the konjacs are very deep. The largest maybe 6-8 cm, and smaller
> ones are sometimes just below the surface, maybe 2-3 cm. I only disturb
> them when I need to dig a few to give someone, so they have been mostly
> left to themselves for more than 20 years in a couple of spots, and that
> seems to be the level they like.
>
> I don't know about the bulbifer - it's just the one, so I leave it alone.
>
> Steve
>
>
> On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, Marek Argent wrote:
>
>> Hello Steve,
>>
>> How deep are the tubers in the ground?
>>
>> Marek
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Steve Marak" <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
>> To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:27 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Cold Tolerant Amporhs
>>
>> > Neil,
>> >
>> > I am also in zone 6 (NW Arkansas) though we used to periodically 
>> > see -28 C
>> > (-20 F) as overnight lows. The only Amorph that has proven itself 
>> > through
>> > the worst this climate has to give is A. konjac. I gave some to a 
>> > friend
>> > at the Denver BG and they have survived for 5 or 6 years there now 
>> > also.
>> >
>> > The only other species I have outdoors is a plant of A. bulbifer, which
>> > has now survived for I think 3 years (I'd have to check the records) 
>> > with
>> > no special treatment. We have not seen anything below -18 C (0 F) for
>> > about 9 years now, but it did come through the horrible ice storm in
>> > January of this year with no problem.
>
> -- Steve Marak
> -- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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