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  Hardiness of Dracunculus canariensis
From: Tom Croat Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2001.06.30 at 20:45:45(6920)
Title: Hardiness of Dracunculus canariensis

Dear Aroiders:

I have a message from Mohammad Mehdi Fayyaz
Director, UW Botany Greenhouses and Botanical Garden
Tel. 608-262-2235

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From: "Peter Boyce" boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2001.07.01 at 09:23:59(6930)
Tom and all

Dracunculus canariensis is not hardy in London, UK
(average minimum - 2 C). The main problem seems to be that it starts grwoth very
early (December or even a little earlier) and simply cannot handle frosting when
in leaf. I'd recommend frost-free in a well-ventilated greenhouse. The good news
is that grown in this manner D. canarensis is very easy. It produces copious
stolons each giving rise to a new tuber. It is also easy from seed and, if kept
growing will flower from seed in 18 months (compared with 3 - 4 years from D.
vulgaris).

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From: Tony Avent tony at plantdel.com> on 2001.07.02 at 09:36:26(6936)
Tom:

Dranunculus canarensis was not hardy for us in Raleigh, NC either, growing
nearby was D. vulgaris which was fine.

Tony Avent

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From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." grsjr at juno.com> on 2001.07.02 at 09:38:15(6938)
Dracunculus canariensis didn't survive for me. (Zone 7)

Ray
GRSJr@Juno.com

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