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From: Lester Kallus <lkallus at earthlink.net> on 1997.02.19 at 16:58:37(391)|
I'm curious if my plants will have survived the winter. Yesterday, while
searching through another catalog, I found Colocasia esculenta listed as a
zone 9 plant. Having thought it was a zone 7 plant, I left mine out this
This past winter here on Long Island has been a warm one. Although usually|
a zone 7a area, we had a balmy 8a with two short-lived (4-5 hours) dips
into 7b. Are my Colocasias doomed?
How about my Amorphophallus bulbifer? I'm curious because it's still not
too late to order a replacement if the ones I left outside are doomed.
From: Al Wootten <awootten at NRAO.EDU> on 1997.02.19 at 19:12:43(392)|
Lester Kallus writes:
> I'm curious if my plants will have survived the winter. Yesterday, while
> searching through another catalog, I found Colocasia esculenta listed as a
> zone 9 plant. Having thought it was a zone 7 plant, I left mine out this
> This past winter here on Long Island has been a warm one. Although usually
> a zone 7a area, we had a balmy 8a with two short-lived (4-5 hours) dips
> into 7b. Are my Colocasias doomed?
Mine are planted in sandy loam within sight of the Chesapeake Bay, 7b/8a
usually but balmy this year.
Mine have wintered over through two winters, this last the milder of them.
The top of the large corm became a bit mushy from frost damage, but
the plant performed beautifully anyway, as did two smaller corms. I
have not tried overwintering my bulbifer (waiting until my leaf-corm
provides me with a spare).
From: Tony Avent <tony at plantdel.com> on 1997.02.20 at 01:05:05(394)|
Both Colocasia esculenta and Amorph. bulbifer haved survived 0
degrees F in our garden for relatively short periods of time. Realize that
most of the writing about aroids was not done by gardeners in zone 7.
Plant Delights Nursery|
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
USDA zone 7, 0F-100F
"I Consider Every Plant Hardy Until I Have Killed It Myself...Three Times" -
From: BIHOREL at cris.com (Christian Feuillet) on 1997.02.20 at 19:57:46(403)|
> Both Colocasia esculenta and Amorph. bulbifer haved survived 0
>degrees F in our garden for relatively short periods of time. Realize that
>most of the writing about aroids was not done by gardeners in zone 7.
>Plant Delights Nursery
>9241 Sauls Road
>Raleigh, NC 27603
>USDA zone 7, 0F-100F
>"I Consider Every Plant Hardy Until I Have Killed It Myself...Three Times" -
I could not agree more.
True for hardiness, but also other growing conditions. I am in zone 6b (less
than 2 miles N of USDA research station in Beltsville) --> no error in the
Among those that are not supposed to live here:
I cover laurel with dead stems of Aster and the laurel survives very short.
I do nothing special to Dahlia and Zantedeschia. After 8 years the dahlia
crowd is down to 5, but the Zantedeschia cultivars are slowly multiplying in
Clematis armandii is reduced to a non-blooming erect herb (winter) vining a
bit in summer. Passiflora caerulea has vigorous non-blooming climbing stems.
But on the other hand, I can't keep Pinus bungeana, Corydalis flexuosa ...
through winter. And it should not be the cold.
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