Several years ago, I got two bulbs from Jim Waddick, Typhonium divaricatum
and T. giganteum.  Both have flowered regularly, and upon further research,
the RHS lists T. blumei as a synonym.  Also, the Japanese picture aroid
book that many of us purchased has a photo of T. blumei, which is the same
plant.   Jim tells me that he originally identified it from a photo in
Iconographia. It looks like it's pretty reliably hardy here in zone 7

	As for T. giganteum, Jim tells me that several folks have instead called
it T. giraldii.  RHS uses T. giganteum v. giraldii. This one has been
reliable in zone 7 also, and I think Jim also indicated it was reliable in
zone 6. 

	Any help to clear these taxonomic issues would be most
appreciated....Wilbert, et al.
Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minnimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-100F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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