Query about maximum minimum temperatures

Paul Tyerman ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Tue Nov 13 11:12:50 CET 2001

Howdy All,

This might sound like an odd query (then again it may not) but what is the
maximum minimum temperatures that Arisaemas will take and still flower?  Do
they require "winter" to flower or will they not need the cold.

I realise that there are tropical Arisaemas as well so I will clarify that
I am talking about the likes of A. candidissimum, consanguineum,
triphyllum, flavum etc.  I am just trying to find out how warm a winter can
be before it affects the Arisaema.  I want to send a few to friends at some
point and I'm trying to find out who is going to have difficulties
flowering them.  For all I know they could all grow and flwoer happily in
the tropics and not even require cold, which is why I ask.

I was going to try searching the Archives for discussion on this before,
but I wouldn't even know where to start in formulating a query that is
likely to produce useful results.

Thanks in anticipation of any help you can give me on the required minimums.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
mailto:ptyerman at ozemail.com.au

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Crocus, Cyrtanthus,
Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that
doesn't move!!!!!

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