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  Re: [Aroid-l] Arum hygrophilum
From: James Waddick <jwaddick at kc.rr.com> on 2013.11.21 at 21:11:14

On Nov 11, 2013, at 11:58 AM, DAVID LEEDY <djleedy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

I am interested in the experiences of others, particularly with hygrophyllum and, maybe, rupicola. 

Dear David and all, 
I have grown Arum hygrophilum (note spelling?) in the Kansas City metro area for upwards of 10 years. This is a Zone 5/6 location with extended droughts and low rainfall. Although we have already had a couple nights of 15 F the foliage remains undamaged. Colder nights are expected and some more foliage damages, too.  It recovers in spring  and blooms regularly. In short reliable and hardy here.

This spring I planted some tubers of Arum creticum after years of thinking they were too tender. I saw a single plant in bloom in a garden just north of Wichta, KS and was inspired. So far the foliage is just emerging and remains undamaged. Fingers firmly crossed.

I have a plant labelled rupicola which survives here, but I have doubts to ID and must compare to Peter Boyce=92s book one of these bloom seasons. 

Hope this helps.  Jim W. 

James Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
Phone     816-746-1949

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