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  Re: hardiness
From: BIHOREL at cris.com (Christian Feuillet) on 1997.02.20 at 19:57:46(403)
> Both Colocasia esculenta and Amorph. bulbifer haved survived 0
>degrees F in our garden for relatively short periods of time. Realize that
>most of the writing about aroids was not done by gardeners in zone 7.
>Tony Avent
>Plant Delights Nursery
>9241 Sauls Road
>Raleigh, NC 27603
>USDA zone 7, 0F-100F
>"I Consider Every Plant Hardy Until I Have Killed It Myself...Three Times" -

I could not agree more.
True for hardiness, but also other growing conditions. I am in zone 6b (less
than 2 miles N of USDA research station in Beltsville) --> no error in the
Among those that are not supposed to live here:
I cover laurel with dead stems of Aster and the laurel survives very short.
I do nothing special to Dahlia and Zantedeschia. After 8 years the dahlia
crowd is down to 5, but the Zantedeschia cultivars are slowly multiplying in
all-morning sun.
Clematis armandii is reduced to a non-blooming erect herb (winter) vining a
bit in summer. Passiflora caerulea has vigorous non-blooming climbing stems.
But on the other hand, I can't keep Pinus bungeana, Corydalis flexuosa ...
through winter. And it should not be the cold.


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