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  A. konjac late emerging
From: Sheldon Hatheway <sfhatheway at yahoo.com> on 2010.07.21 at 04:46:28(21212)
Hi, All,

Is it normal for an Amorphophallus konjac, over-wintered for the first time in
the ground, to emerge this late (mid July)? I had been watching for it for
months and had finally given up on ever seeing that one again. Then, lo and
behold, it broke dormancy and is 4" tall after just 2 days. However, now that I
think about it, almost everything in my garden is late this year.

Sheldon Hatheway

From: "Tom Randall (KB2SMS)" <tommy2005 at hvc.rr.com> on 2010.07.22 at 10:25:02(21223)
I have a 13 pounder that is REALLY late this year. It's just
starting to emerge.
I have 2 tennis ball sized corms that are on time however and 2 dime
sized one that just opened up.


From: Christopher Rogers <branchiopod at gmail.com> on 2010.07.22 at 14:00:27(21226)

Yeah, they will pull that on you from time to time.

Happy days,




From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2010.07.22 at 14:31:10(21227)

I think this is normal. I live in Z6B, so I store the tubers in a cellar.
In the early May I plant them - a part at home and a part in a garden.
These planted at home emerge after 1-2 weeks
and these planted in the garden put leaves about 2 weeks ago - in July.

Can anybody tell me what's wrong with my Amo. haematospadix tuber?
In the autumn of 2007 it fell into dormancy, it is still alive, but since
then it hasn't woke up yet.
Each summer I plant it and begin to water, it produces a bud (or two) drying
and it is still dormant.

Marek Argent.

From: "Steve Hatfield" <moondogman at comcast.net> on 2010.07.22 at 23:14:05(21232)
I have a paeonifolius that has been dormant about the same time. It grew
well the first year I got it and nothing since. It still appears viable but
doesn't rot or grow at all I cut into it this spring just to make sure.


From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2010.07.23 at 10:44:06(21237)
It's not at all uncommon for a konjac (and perhaps other species), after
blooming, to rest an entire year before resprouting. Sometimes, when I
watch the grow rate of the inflorescence, it's no wonder the tuber says
(planthropomorphcally) "I'm pooped!"

Don Martinson

From: "D. Scott Taylor" <scott.taylor at brevardparks.com> on 2010.07.23 at 12:18:02(21239)
I have seen this happen fairly frequently with this species....some seem either to emerge very early or late!

On Jul 22, 2010, at 6:25 AM, Tom Randall (KB2SMS) wrote:



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