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  Re: [Aroid-l] Cold Tolerant Amporhs
From: "Daniel Devor" <plantguy at zoominternet.net> on 2009.09.30 at 23:53:48(20113)
Hi Marek,

I have had T. venosum survive here for many years in zone 6a. Last year we
were at -22C (-5F) several nights in a row and they all survived with
virtually no snow cover so I'm not sure why yours do not.

By the way, for those in a reasonable climate I was wondering how large
tubers of T. venosum can get. I pulled a couple out this fall that were
planted in amongst some other more tropical plants that needed to be dug and
the tubers were 6" in diameter (15 cm) and the larger one weighed 3 lbs 13
oz (~1.75 Kg) which is as large as I have ever had. I'm guessing in zone 8
or waremr they must get truly massive, but I was just curious as to how
large they can get?

Got to love those cold-hardy tuberous aroids besides Arisaema :o)


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