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Re: Cold Tolerant Amporhs

  • Subject: Re: Cold Tolerant Amporhs
  • From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:32:48 +0200

Hello Steve,

How deep are the tubers in the ground?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Marak" <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Cold Tolerant Amporhs

> Neil,
> I am also in zone 6 (NW Arkansas) though we used to periodically see -28 C
> (-20 F) as overnight lows. The only Amorph that has proven itself through
> the worst this climate has to give is A. konjac. I gave some to a friend
> at the Denver BG and they have survived for 5 or 6 years there now also.
> The only other species I have outdoors is a plant of A. bulbifer, which
> has now survived for I think 3 years (I'd have to check the records) with
> no special treatment. We have not seen anything below -18 C (0 F) for
> about 9 years now, but it did come through the horrible ice storm in
> January of this year with no problem. I know from experience with other
> plants that some things that tolerate cold well will not tolerate a layer
> of ice on the ground for days slowly melting, so that gives me hope for
> long-term hardiness here.
> Steve
> On Tue, 29 Sep 2009, Neil Carroll wrote:
>> Doin a yard cleanup for a client today and found this Amorphophallus
>> growing in a compost pile. This is in Mars Hill, NC and is in hardiness
>> zone 6. Thinking Amoph.  paenefolius?? What do ya think? Do folks know
>> of other Amorphs that will live in these conditions?...the cold?
> -- Steve Marak
> -- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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