Re: mystery arisaema.
I just received a gift of a green dragon (A. dracontium) which is a giant (
42" tall an d stout) and has "branched prongs".
Whitewater Wisconsin zone 4b
Stacy Holtzman wrote:
> I have a rather unique situation that has come up and I need a little
> advice. I found what looked to be a gigantic Jack in the Pulpit on a
> little piece of property that a gardener used to own, but at the time I
> found this plant (in August with only a large seed pod group) there were
> no leaves left, something had either eaten them or they had been lopped off
> somehow. So I am not sure it is a Jack like we have here in Indiana. The
> unusual thing is that there were three BRANCHED prongs sticking out, not
> three single. The stalk was bigger than a usual Jack, perhaps about four
> feet high and thicker. I have just now harvested the seed and side by side
> with regular Arisaema triphyllum, they are bigger seeds but identical in
> every other respect. I usually take seed and sow it in my yard for fun,
> but these I want to germinate in controlled conditions, just in case it is
> something special. Do I:
> set the seed in the fridge, and then germinate?
> Do they germinate immediately, with no cold requirement?
> I appreciate your help.
> p.s. Could this just be a green dragon? I am not too familiar with those
> and maybe that is what this is.
> Stacy Holtzman
> Howard Hughes Medical Institute
> Bloomington, Indiana Z5b