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  Typhonium giganteum
From: "James W. Waddick" jim-jim at swbell.net> on 2000.11.28 at 08:21:39(5711)
>Does anyone have hardiness info about Typhonium giganteum? I am on Long
>Island zone 6b/7a and am considering leaving them out this year.

Dear Eric;
I have grown T. giganteum in Kansas City, MO (Zone 5) for
about 7 o 8 years. It has not bloomed every year, but has been
through well below 0 F. The tubers are not very deep and still it
makes it in both sun and light shade.

It does not begin growth until VERY late- July or August!

Jim W.

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From: Rand Nicholson writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 2003.01.08 at 17:16:54(9782)
Hi All:

Anyone have any information or know some links to info on Typhonium
giganteum? I have a tuber with one rather nice leaf growing and do
not know the first thing about the plant. The tuber is about as big
as my thumb and about 6 cm in length.

Kind Regards,

Rand Nicholson

From: James Waddick jwaddick at kc.rr.com> on 2003.01.09 at 08:45:41(9793)
Anyone have any information or know some links to info on Typhonium
giganteum? I have a tuber with one rather nice leaf growing and do
not know the first thing about the plant. The tuber is about as big
as my thumb and about 6 cm in length.
Rand Nicholson

Dear Rand;
I've grown this in Kansas City for about 10 years. It usually
has only a couple of leaves per tuber, The largest leaf gets to maybe
15-18 inches and doesn't emerge until very late in the year. I always
think it may have died because there's no sign of foliage until at
least July or August or later.
It blooms prior to foliage and the fruit looks like a large pale raspberry.
Largest tubers here about thumb size, but many small tubers roll
around the main plant and form a small colony. Not showy, but curious
and certainly worth growing for any aroider in a cold climate. Tony
Avent sells/sold it through Plant Delights and you'll see it
occasionally elsewhere.

Enjoy Jim Waddick

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From: "Petra Schmidt" petra at plantdelights.com> on 2003.01.09 at 09:31:58(9796)
We do sell it here at PDN (check our web site) and this past summer the
plant was gorgeous...it does appear late, just about the time I, too, think
it's dead and gone, but
here in NC it appears about late June and reached about 24-30" high; the
inflorescence is also quite nice with a ruffled-edged, deep maroon spathe
that reminds me of the hood of a ladies velvet cape...the plant forms a nice
clump with time...
Petra

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