Paul Tyerman ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Thu Oct 4 14:00:09 CEST 2001

Thanks to both Mike and Ray for the information.  I have my first batch of
seedlings that have finally gone dormant so I'm wanting to force them just
one extra "winter" to bring them a bit up in size.

In case any of you are interested..... those Arisaema speciosum that i
mentioned a couple of months back are definitely starting to die back.
That makes it 5 1/2 months of growing so far.  I assume that a dormant
tuber of A. speciosum has very prominent growth points for its spring
growth.  These that are dying back have what looks like shoots of 1cm
height above the surface, but they have now been like that for months, so I
assume that they are going to be springs shoots.

So now i have three that are dormant or going dormant out of around 7 I
originally planted (A. sikokianum is 4 1/2 months and growing very
strongly, the other mixed lot of seed is still sending up new leaves 3 1/2
months after germinating), plus another half dozen varieties I have sown
since.  Growing from seed is such a COOL way to do it.

Again, thanks for the information.


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

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

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