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Aroid hardiness - wandered OT
From: "James W. Waddick" jwaddick at kc.rr.com> on 2002.03.22 at 07:37:54(8321)|
I have the same experience with growing Alstroemeria not just
psitticina, but now the hybridizers (at least one) has taking this to
his advantage and produced over half a dozen rated to Zone 5 and 6.
(Tony sells these too).
I've had Lilium formosanum in the garden for years and given
away hundreds of seeds.Love it. Eventually gets to 7 feet with
wonderfully scented flowers in late summer.
I find it harder to "talk" potentially hardy aroids into
surviving (only have a one hardy Typhonium), but a surpirsing number
of Arum make it. Leaves do freeze back at times, but others come
Check out the literature on Rohdea japonica. Sometimes rated|
zone 9 or 10 it has stayed evergreen to 0 here and survived our
record -23 with considerable leaf damage. I even have a couple of
those $100 cvs in the garden. 11 degrees this morning and they turn
that sickly frozen ice green, but defrost and grow on like it was
just a momentary 'burp'.
Keep pushing the envelop. Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Zone 5 Record low -23F
Summer 100F +
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