approx. zone 6/7
"Randall M. Story" schrieb:
> I'm curious if there is any interest in starting a discussion or compiling a
> list as to what constitutes "blooming size" for various species. I'm
> thinking primarily of Amorphophallus and related stinky tuberous aroids,
> although it need not be limited to these.
> I realize that estimates depend on one's growing conditions, the particular
> cultivar, luck, etc. However even SOME guess as to when a particular plant
> "might" bloom, with a size range or "ballpark" number would be useful, to me
> at least. It would be nice to know whether a particular tuber has a chance
> of blooming at 1 inch or 4 inches or not till 8 inches in diameter!
> This information seems particularly hard to find, even more so than
> estimates of cold hardiness.
> Do people think this is a good idea? If there is any interest, people could
> send me their experiences and if I get enough responses I could post a list
> here. I'm guessing that even a short list of the most commonly available
> species could be useful to a lot of us.
> A specific question I have at the moment: how big does an A. bulbifer tuber
> have to be to have some chance of blooming?
> Randy Story