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  Aroid hardiness
From: "James W. Waddick" jwaddick at kc.rr.com> on 2002.03.21 at 08:08:58(8309)
>Tony wrote:
> I can't imagine that it will not be hardy.
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at
least three times"

From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.03.21 at 18:59:52(8311)
In a message dated Thu, 21 Mar 2002 11:10:01 AM Eastern Standard Time, "James W. Waddick" writes:

> I can't emphasize enough how important provenance is to
> gardeners such as myself who try to grow tender plants in cold
> climates. Too often plants in cultivation come from only a single or
> few introductions. I hope you'll try these two new accessions around
> the country.

From: Tony Avent tony at plantdelights.com> on 2006.08.04 at 14:01:13(14473)

We have not updated the aroid hardiness list in a while, although we
have added data that been sent over the last few years. Now is a good
time for a new round of updates. You can find the current aroid
hardiness list at http://www.aroid.org/horticulture/hardy.html

We would appreciate everyone who has input to send it to our research
horticulturist Lynn Butler at lynn@plantdelights.com. Once will have
compiled the additions, we will have the new list posted on the aroid-l

We would like your comments on winter hardiness observations for these
and any other aroid species. We only need information that extends the
cold tolerance of a species. For the data to be useful, we require
actual air temperature data that the plants survived without benefit of
snow cover. Please understand that some Zone 8 plants can survive in
Zone 3 if the snow cover comes early enough, so these results are
skewed as they relate to the plants true ability to withstand cold.
Thanks and we look forward to your information.
Tony Avent

From: "David S." maui4me at charter.net> on 2006.08.04 at 21:59:09(14474)
Typhonium venosum/voodoo lily, or what ever it's currently being called
these days is very hardy as long as the tuber itself doesn't get frozen.
This directly correlates as to the depth that it's planted. This same rule
applies to the tuberous members of Zantedeschia. Both hate clay soils
which are prevalent in The South. I would recommend that these tubers be
planted/covered at least 4"-6" deep in any zones colder than zone 8. They
really don't like hot soil and might be late coming up in cooler zones but
this will ensure that they winter over successfully if you forget to apply a
generous mulch. It's worked for me for many years. BTW, cannas are quite
reliable in zone 6a, even without a mulch. Perhaps the guides for hardiness
should be re-written.

David Sizemore

From: bonaventure at optonline.net on 2006.08.07 at 20:03:35(14478)
I'm worried that the Typhoniums heard that from my computer speakers when I played the myspace link and they are now rising up from the borders around my house to devour it!!!Real Typhonium rock....... ;-) !

----- Original Message -----
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2006 12:59 am
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid hardiness

> Typhonium venosum/voodoo lily, or what ever it's currently being
> calledthese days is very hardy as long as the tuber itself doesn't
> get frozen.

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