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  Re: [Aroid-l] Re: Sauromatum guttatum culture
From: Walter Greenwood walterg at nauticom.net> on 2005.07.03 at 12:19:41(13113)

My cultural method is to drop them in the ground and stand back. I am
also in zone 5 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), with much the same
temperature profile, and mine overwinter in the ground just fine and
flower quite freely. Having said that, we don't get down into the -15F
to -20F very often, certainly not every year. I dig up what I can find
and bring them in, but I probably miss more than half of them. I never
manage to put every one that I dug up back in - there are just too many
of them. Most of mine are on the periphery of a horse manure pile, so
they have a supplementary heat source even in the coldest weather, but
other plants far away from the manure pile also make it through the
winter under a hay mulch.


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