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  Dracunculis Vulgaris
From: DAVID LEEDY <djleedy at sbcglobal.net> on 2014.02.02 at 12:45:04(22981)
During the up and down temperatures, normal for this season in Fort Worth, one of my Dracunculis vulgaris has sprouted. Tonight it is supposed to get below freezing again, which is no problem for my Arums (as long as it stays above 20 degrees F), but is this a problem for D. vulgaris???

Appreciate hearing of any experiences with this.

David J. Leedy

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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at gmail.com> on 2014.02.02 at 22:49:36(22983)
Dracunculus vulgaris is pretty tough - if you have some dry fern fronds make a "hat" the cover the merging shoot.

On 3 February 2014 04:45, DAVID LEEDY wrote:

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From: Steve Marak <samarak at gizmoworks.com> on 2014.02.03 at 00:45:00(22984)
David,

My experience here in NW Arkansas is that D. vulgaris comes up in
mid-February most years, which is far earlier than I originally
expected, and doesn't suffer any leaf damage above 20-22 F. The
leaves do wilt in hard freezes but quickly recover when it warms up.

Steve

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From: Sheldon Hatheway <sfhatheway at yahoo.com> on 2014.02.03 at 13:38:27(22985)
Hey, David!

I've been growing D. vulgaris outside here in Canby OR (zone 7-8) for nearly 40 years. Never had a bit of trouble, even during unusually cold (10 deg. F.) weather. My corms are planted about 6" deep, in sandy soil, and mulched with a couple of inches of leaf litter. Sprouting time and sprout hardiness are in line with the preceding responses.

Let us know how they fare.

Sheldon Hatheway

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From: "PlantsAndStuff.com" <ironious2 at yahoo.com> on 2014.02.03 at 14:17:23(22986)
Hi David, Mine usually start waking up in November and are asleep by the end of spring.

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From: DAVID LEEDY <djleedy at sbcglobal.net> on 2014.02.03 at 19:39:35(22987)
Thanks Sheldon.

BTW. does anyone in the US have the white form of D. vulgaris?

From: Sheldon Hatheway

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