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  Re: sikokianum seedlings - Zone 5
From: JimMcClem at aol.com on 1997.06.03 at 16:41:55(795)
Kathryn and Emmanuel

First, I hope you won't be too disappointed if your A. sik. is a male (which
it probably is, since it's a young plant) and doesn't set seed. It takes both
a male and female plant to make babies. Most arisaema species are dioecious
(unisex), although a few are not. They change from male to female as they get
older and larger. (not necessarily wiser!)

If seeds are made, the fruit is similar to that of our native "Jack", except
that it is very late turning red, despite the fact that the plant blooms very
early. However, the green seedhead can be harvested when the plant is taken
down by frost, and the berries will eventually ripen and the seed is usually
OK. I'm talking Delaware here, but I would hope that you'd have similar
results in Maine.

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