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  Tuber pricing questions
From: "Rosalind" <rozgold at pacbell.net> on 2004.02.16 at 21:59:43(11151)
Hi folks!

I was looking through the bulb catalog of a company called "Van
Bourgondien," and noticed two aroid listings with what seemed to be fairly
high prices - I called the company to confirm that the price in each case
was for a tuber, and not for a plant. The two listings are:

Arisaema candidissimun - "Cobra Lily" - 1 tuber for $49.95 - the catalog
says the bulb is a "#1 bulb".
http://www.dutchbulbs.com/spring/z32880.76824.html

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From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt at hort.net> on 2004.02.16 at 23:31:09(11152)
Roz,

First off, I wouldn't go to Van B's for aroids - they're OK for the
more common hardy bulbs; don't waste $$ on their perennials. There
are many growers of aroids on this list and there's a list of growers
on the Aroid Society pages: http://www.aroid.org/links/index.html

Secondly:

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From: "Albert & Febie" <mrknight at charter.net> on 2004.02.17 at 03:38:21(11153)
The Alocasia is a decent price as that I have seen a small one go for 192.50
on ebay. Most of the time I see small ones for sale at 24.99 - 49.99. As for
growing them I have had great success with them. I grow in full morning sun
upto about 12:30 and with lots of water. That seems to give them the best
variegation as I have tried several places in one season to find out. Good
Luck, Albert Beaufort, South Carolina

From: "George R. Stilwell, Jr." <GRSJr at worldnet.att.net> on 2004.02.17 at 03:54:58(11154)
Roz,

$49.95 is an outrageous price for Arisaema candidissimum. I can't
comment on the other plant.
If you're going to order from Van Bourgondien, be sure to get their
wholesale catalog. Prices are much more reasonable and you can still order
single quantities.

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From: Ellen Hornig <hornig at Oswego.EDU> on 2004.02.17 at 07:19:50(11155)
I do have a few A. candidissimum that I can sell now -expect to have a
lot more ready by fall. I've been trying to rebuild my stock after
overselling for a few years.

And thanks, Marge and Ray, forr your kind words -

Ellen

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From: "Pacific Rim" <paige at hillkeep.ca> on 2004.02.17 at 08:18:30(11156)
Up betimes (3 hours later on the west coast of North America) and find that
Arisaemas are being discussed. I have quite a few. Please take a look if
you haven't before. http://www.hillkeep.ca/bulbs%20arisaema.htm

With best wishes

Paige Woodward

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From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.02.17 at 08:35:38(11157)
Hi Roz,
Yes, I gasped too when I saw the price! A. candidissimun is one of my
favorites.
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From: <robyn82 at bellsouth.net> on 2004.02.17 at 10:01:05(11160)
Hey, Rosalind, Check out www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com for better prices. They do send great bulbs. Neither of the two tubers you mentioned will ever be found in the local stores. Well, if there is an overwhelming demand maybe.
Waiting for the sun here in Tennessee,
Nancy Robinson

From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.02.17 at 11:22:03(11162)
wonderful!!

Up betimes (3 hours later on the west coast of North America) and find that
Arisaemas are being discussed. I have quite a few. Please take a look if
you haven't before. http://www.hillkeep.ca/bulbs%20arisaema.htm

With best wishes

Paige Woodward

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