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  Helicodiceros/Dracunculus hardiness
From: "James W. Waddick" <jim-jim at swbell.net> on 1998.04.24 at 07:26:20(2034)
Dear aroiders;
We had some discussion of the hardiness of Helicodioceros recently
and I waited for "evidence'.
First some explanations:
From: Mark Evans <LIBEVANS at ACS.EKU.EDU> on 1998.04.24 at 11:33:50(2035)

Interesting to note that you grew your Helicodiceros high and dry. Mine
is in a bright woodland setting alongside some trilliums. All three
plants came back after a really wet winter. Wonders never cease.

Mark Evans

From: Mike Bernardoni <mikeb at GlobalEyes.net> on 1998.04.24 at 18:11:32(2036)
Hello... I live in Zone 6 Southern Illinois.. I am a novice when it comes to
aroids....I have several Aroids that I received from Professor Mansell and have
been successful growing Caladiums and allocasia...could you tell me more about
the Hardy aroids you are talking about?? I am completly lost!! TIA Mike

From: Judy Bauer <jbauer at concordnc.com> on 1998.04.25 at 09:20:57(2037)
Hi Mike,
I have seeds from Calla lilies: Zantedeschia albo-maculata and Zantedeschia
rehmannii, left over from last year. If you planted them this year, I promise you
that everyone of the would come up.
Judy Bauer
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 1998.04.26 at 08:45:57(2040)
-----Original Message-----
To: ju-bo@msn.com
Date: Friday, April 24, 1998 9:02 PM
Subject: Re: Helicodiceros/Dracunculus hardiness
Dear Mike,
I live in Florida, so do not grow the "hardy Aroids" mentioned.
I believe that people in your zones are encouraged to grow Aroids that tend
thrive in the climate where you live, and go dormant but survive the winters
either outside, or be brought inside for some species. There are MANY
Aroids (even some natives!) that grow and can do well in your climate, such
as Arum, Dracunculus, Biarum, etc., but I will leave it to someone "from the
cold" to advise you on the availability of species suitable to your area.
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