Re: [Aroid-l] arum question
I guess our Arums forgot to read the books. Now, there must be a good
reason why this happens.
> Hello, Tony!
> Maybe you are correct about the envy. But we must all remember that no
> matter which aroids we enjoy, we are all "brothers in arums".
> Yes, I have had that happen. It does not happen every year, but it does
> happen. I have a bed of A. italicum on the north side of my home, right
> under the condensation drip of my air conditioner. Additional shade is
> provided by a 1.5 meter Tasmanian tree fern and lots of sword fern. Add to
> that a top dressing of babies tears, and this one bed stays fairy cool and
> moist. As a result, a small fraction of plants do not go dormant during
> summer about every three years or so. The plants that did not go dormant
> the summer always do in the autumn, and start poking up again mid winter.
> tried to recreate these conditions as an experiment and the tubers rotted.
> As a side issue, I have had an A. palestinum ecotype from Mt. Carmel break
> dormancy in July and August rather than December/January, but again not
> every year. Also, I think that CJ Addington has had A. pictum bloom in the
> spring rather than in the fall.
> In that same vein, I have one Pinellia pedatisecta starting to come up. It
> and all its buddies just went dormant a month and a half ago.
> D. Christopher Rogers
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Tony Avent
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:51 AM
> To: Aroid - L group
> Subject: [Aroid-l] arum question
> At the risk of encouraging the wrath of the tuberous aroid detractors
> (probably phallus envy), I'm curious if anyone has had an Arum italicum
> clump that refused to go dormant in the summer, despite three weeks of
> 100 degree temperatures. It's almost time for them to start re-emerging
> and this one thinks it's still spring.
> Tony Avent
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