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From: linda.herbert at bolero-x.rahul.net (Linda Herbert) on 1997.10.23 at 14:36:55(1477)
Rand,
Speaking of one of my favorite childhood wildflowers, does this plant
REQUIRE cold winters, or could I possibly grow it where I am now living,
in zone 10[CA]? Some places won't ship it to the west coast, could there
be an intelligent reason for this? Lack of hardiness? invasiveness? Host
for some dangereous agricultural pest?
Thanks,
Linda

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From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1997.10.23 at 18:23:45(1480)
>Rand,
>Speaking of one of my favorite childhood wildflowers, does this plant
>REQUIRE cold winters, or could I possibly grow it where I am now living,
>in zone 10[CA]? Some places won't ship it to the west coast, could there
>be an intelligent reason for this? Lack of hardiness? invasiveness? Host
>for some dangereous agricultural pest?
>Thanks,
>Linda

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From: "Mr R.a McClure" <Rob.McClure at sci.monash.edu.au> on 1997.10.27 at 14:32:31(1524)
>Rand,
> >Speaking of one of my favorite childhood wildflowers, does this plant
> >REQUIRE cold winters, or could I possibly grow it where I am now living,
> >in zone 10[CA]?
>
> How far down the East Coast does it grow? Anybody? Has anyone grown Skunk
> Cabbage in a warm climate, say Tampa? Let's hear from some of the experts
> out there!

Way, way down the east coast in Melbourne Australia your native Skunk
Cabbage has been spotted thriving happily in temperate zone 9/10.
A cold winter night would be 0-4deg C.

Grown from seed in July 93 in goes dormant in winter then cabbages
happily through spring and summer. I have it in big pots immersed in
shallow water.
It hasn't produced a skunk yet though.

Cheers,
Rob.

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From: Tony Avent <tony at plantdel.com> on 1997.10.28 at 06:51:30(1539)
Aroiders:

Growing up in Raleigh NC, we had a small patch of native skunk
cabbage near our home, which was the most southerly population of which I
was familiar.

I also have a question regarding a plant I brought back from Korea
last week...Symplocarpus nipponicus. It is listed in Flora of Korea, but
unfortunately that's in Korean. It doesn't seem to be in any of my other
references. Help?
Tony Avent

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