A. du-bois-reymondiae

George R Stilwell, Jr. grsjr at JUNO.COM
Tue Apr 27 15:15:43 CEST 1999


Nice to hear that my description fits your plants and Jim's too.

Sorry, mine are both female as well, so no pollen here.

How about treating some of the plants very well and stressing others by
withholding water
so that next year you have both male and female plants?

I don't know the durability of Arisaema pollen. Hopefully it will retain
viability at low
temperatures, but I haven't seen any research on the subject.

<GRSJr at Juno.com>
Bobbie Lively-Diebold wrote:

Dear Ray,

Your description of A. du-bois-reymondiae was excellent.  The three I
bought under that name are the same as your description.  The ones I saw
in Ann and Jim McClement's garden also fit your description.

Another question:  All three of my plants are female.  How long is
pollen viable and does some one have male pollen so that I can set seed
the AEG seed exchange?  Would the pollen still be viable if sent through
the mail?  Last year many of my arisaema species were all female--
any males, no seed.

Many of my arisaemas were stressed by last years drought and have bloomed
as males this year.  I'll try some hybrids within the same arisaema
sections and hope for the best.

My garden was on the Virginia Historic Garden Tour last Friday.  I potted
3 arisaemas,
A. ringens, A. sikokianum and A. thunbergii urashima, and
displayed them on a patio table for folks to see.  People were quite
interested.  Other than the common yet beautiful jack in the pulpit, most
folks are not familiar with them in this area .  They must not read


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