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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
> the
> summer about every three years or so. The plants that did not go dormant
> in
> the summer always do in the autumn, and start poking up again mid winter.
> I
> 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.
> Grins,
> Christopher
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]On Behalf Of Tony Avent
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:51 AM
> To: Aroid - L group
> Subject: [Aroid-l] arum question
> Aroiders:
> 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
> Plant Delights Nursery @
> Juniper Level Botanic Garden
> 9241 Sauls Road
> Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
> Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
> Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
> USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
> email tony@plantdelights.com
> website  http://www.plantdelights.com
> phone 919 772-4794
> fax  919 772-4752
> "I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least
> three
> times" - Avent
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Tony Avent
USDA Zone 7b, (0-10F winter, 90-100F Summer)
Plant Delights Nursery
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603, USA
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