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Re: arisaema candidissimum

  • Subject: Re: arisaema candidissimum
  • From: Steve Marak <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:42:28 -0500 (CDT)

It should be perfectly hardy there - it is here in NW Arkansas, also zone 
6b but with occasional lower temperatures.

However, here many of the Asian arisaemas seem to "fail to thrive" and 
disappear over the course of several years. They come back each year, but 
with less vigor, until some year they don't show up at all. I don't know 
for sure whether this is simply me not siting them correctly, or if there 
are diseases here that eventually kill them. (We do have the arisaema rust 
in the area, for instance, though I've never seen it on any plant in my 

I have a couple of tender Asian arisaemas that I grow in pots in the 
greenhouse, and by contrast they seem to stay vigorous and increase. (The 
only problem with them is they don't ever seem to go dormant, and I owe a 
couple of people offsets of them.)


On Mon, 12 Sep 2011, Zanezirklejr@aol.com wrote:

> I have the pink jack in the pulpit, i've read its hardy in zones 5-9 and  
> 6-9, I'd love to plant it in the flower bed but I want to be 100% sure its 
> not  going to freeze and die, my zone is 6b (southern west virginia USA), what 
> do you  aroiders think?

-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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