Re: Pinellia tripartita - is not a weed !

Dear Nick;
	I've grown all the Pinellia I can get my hands on and do not
consider P. tripartita a
weed. It has been confused with P. ternata which certainly has weedy
tendencies, but the true tripartita is quite well behaved and in a shady
moist spot (like I imagine most of New Zealnd to be) it should be stunning.
I think you might try all the species with a warning on P. ternata (try it
in a pot and don't mix soils or keep the pot near fertile ground). P.
pedatisecta can take a lot of abuse and reseed heavily, but it is quite
attractive and I haven't banished it yet. P. cordata is a slow gem and grow
it as much and well as you can.
	P. integrifolia and P. peltata remain elusive and not in
cultivation unless someone can refute this.

	Jim W.

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