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Storing non-hardy (?) plants
From: James Waddick <jwaddick at kc.rr.com> on 2004.12.04 at 16:41:59(12457)|
Title: Storing non-hardy (?) plants
I live in zone 6
equivalent in Europe. I have some tubers and seeds (some germinated
last Summer some didn't yet) which are not hardy in my country e.g.
Dracunculus vulgaris and some mediterranean
in a more continental climate that is probably both hotter and colder
than yours. Dracunculus is hardy for me and many Arum species do well
outdoors except for a few like A. palestinum and A. pictum. Seedlings
of Arum are as hardy as mature plants, but small Dracunculus do need
some protection. Deep planting and mulch help.
are mostly up and growing now except for A. maculatum and a few
others. Dracunculus will stay dormant until all snow melts and frosts
are gone to emerge in early spring.
bloom and produce seed.
be too late to plant them up now, but I recommend you consider it in
Dr. James W. Waddick
Near KCI Airport
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Zone 5 Record low -23F
Summer 100F +
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