From: James Waddick|
To: Discussion of aroids
Sent: Thursday, November 21,
2013 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Arum hygrophilum
On Nov 11, 2013, at 11:58 AM, DAVID LEEDY wrote:
I am interested in the experiences of others, particularly with hygrophyllum and, maybe, rupicola.
Dear David and all,
I have grown Arum hygrophilum (note spelling?) in the Kansas City metro area for upwards of 10 years. This is a Zone 5/6 location with extended droughts and low rainfall. Although we have already had a couple nights of 15 F the foliage remains undamaged. Colder nights are expected and some more foliage damages, too. It recovers in spring and blooms regularly. In short reliable and hardy here.
This spring I planted some tubers of Arum creticum after years of thinking they were too tender. I saw a single plant in bloom in a garden just north of Wichta, KS and was inspired. So far the foliage is just emerging and remains undamaged. Fingers firmly crossed.
I have a plant labelled rupicola which survives here, but I have doubts to ID and must compare to Peter Boyce’s book one of these bloom seasons.
Hope this helps. Jim W.
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
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