Another source

Diana Pederson enabling at EARTHLINK.NET
Sun Feb 21 20:52:19 CET 1999

Just to set the record straight, H & H Botanicals is in
Bancroft, MI not ME.  I shop there every year.  About 30
miles from my home in Lansing, MI.

By the way, I still haven't received any arisaema seed.  Did
I get missed?

>I ran across this source on the web:
>H & H Botanicals
>PO Box 291
>Bancroft, ME
>(517) 634-9016
>I have become so fascinated by these plants. The native
>Jack-in-the-Pulpit (A. triphyllum) grows wild out in the
woods along our
>property, as has always
>been a treat to stumble across. But as for the Cobra
>collector's plants. We recently bought in several new
species from China
>(and you'll have to
>forgive us if some of the species are a bit messed up,
since there are
>100's of varieties in China that are not yet known) which,
as far as I
>know, we are the
>first to catalog in the U.S. Yes, on some I am relying upon
names as they
>come out of China, until I can get photographs out to
collectors for full
>identification. And, frankly, some I have no information on
but the name!
>Oh well.....try them anyway. I've found that a very sharp,
sandy soil
>with a bit of peat
>is what is needed to grow most--the opposite of our native
Jack which
>likes it wet--or you will have rot problems. All bulbs are
blooming to
>almost blooming
>size, unless noted. As for hardniess, it maybe to best to
dig most of the
>Chinese species and store them in the fridge for winter(if
you are in
>zone 5). So try a
>few a discover a whole new realm of gardening.
>Arisaema brevipes       $18.50
>China--Collected at 3600 meters, this one could be either
A. brevipes or
>purpureo-galeatum, I've had two different identifications
>collectors. A curled
>spathe of red-purple and white candy-striping. A must see!
>Arisaema candidissimum (wild form)       $15.00
>W. China--Unlike the form commonly seen in gardens, with
pink flowers,
>this has small spathes that appear more in the purple-green
range and
>emit a light
>Arisaema candidissimum (pink form)       $15.00
>W. China--What is seen in culitvation, these have spathes
of pink with
>white stripes.
>Arisaema diliatum (A. wilsonii)       $15.00
>China--Collected at 2000 meters, was collected as A.
wilsonii, but most
>likely A. diliatum. Small spathes of purple and white.
>Arisaema du-bois-reymondiae       $12.50
>China--Collected at 1800 meters, I'm told it is nice, but
have little
>Arisaema elephas       $26.50
>W. China--This was a big hit when I first offered then here
at the
>nursery in 1997-98. A small Aroid, growing around 10
inches, with a
>spathe of dark-liver
>purple to almost red, with white stripes toward the base.
Hates it hot,
>and will rot away if too hot and humid.
>Arisaema erubescens       $15.00
>E. Himalayas--This particular one was collected at 2500
meters. A
>soliatary shoot of palm-like leaves hang above an open
faced "cobra" with
>dull pink and
>white stripes. The hood itself is mottled in red-brown.
>Arisaema fargesii       $15.00
>China--Collected at 1200 meters, thin tube of purple-red.
Very nice.
>Arisaema franchetianum       $15.00
>W. China--Very similar in appearance to A. candidissimum,
producing a
>large purple and white striped spathes.
>Arisaema intermedium       $17.50
>China--Collected at 3000 meters, light green spathes. Not
available for
>Spring 1999.
>Arisaema lingyunense       $30.00
>China--Collected at 3200 meters, very choice and rare. Huge
spathes of
>purple with darker striping. These are known to be
difficult to cultivate
>if drainage is
>not perfect. Grow it in a very gritty soil.
>Arisaema multisestum       $15.00
>China--Collected at 1300 meters, no information available.
Not available
>for Spring 1999.
>Arisaema ringens       $10.00
>Japan, Korea, China--This is my favorite, easy and cute! A
closed spathe
>of white and light green, with a wide purple lip and
hanging "fang" of
>purple. This
>one is a perfect example of why they are called "Cobra"
Lily. Grows about
>12 inches tall.
>Arisaema sikokianum       $8.00
>Not flowering size, one to two year old seedlings--The
best! This is the
>correct species, from Fred Case's garden. Irresistible
black spathe with
>a white,
>knob-like spadix places this plant on every collector's
wish list. A true
>classic from Japan. Available only in the Fall of 1999.
>Arisaema sikokianum var. henryanum       $12.50
>China--Collected at 1200 meters, don't confuse this and the
>variety with the classic A. sikokianum. Supposedly a
variety of
>sikokianum. I'll know
>more when they are up. Not available for Spring 1999.
>Arisaema sikokianum var. serratum       $12.50
>China--Collected 800 meters, see above.
>Arisaema tortuosum       $17.50
>Himalayas--A much sought after species, being the tallest
of the genus.
>Growing to 6' with greenish spathes and a darker spadix
rising above.
>stems colors should be expected. Sold out for Spring 1999.
>Arisaema triphyllum       $4.00
>(JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT) A native of Eastern North America with
black and
>green striped spathes, a short greenish-white spadix and
large trifoliate
>leaves. In
>the fall, fruits of brillant orange can be seen throughout
our woods. It
>likes a moist shade, but can be dry during the summer.
>Arisaema wattii       $22.50
>China--Collected 3000 meters, it came as an unidentified
species, but is
>A. wattii. This one is rare and choice, resembling A.
sikokianum but with
>a spathe of
>purple-black atop and a white throat, with a elongated knob
of white for
>a spadix. Sold out for Spring 1999.
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