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From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields at INDY.NET>
Subject: Re: Z. 'Green Goddess'; and Ariseama hybrid(s)
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Hi all,

Thanks, Tony Avent and Jim Waddick, for your comments.  I've put them in
the ground in a relatively wet bed (irrigation in summer) and I'll probab=ly
mulch them heavily this winter.  I'll put out some seedlings of Z.
albomaculata next Spring, and a few Z. rehmannii then too.  They are in
almost full sun.  It will be fun to see what happens after the next few

How much sun/shade should AA. albomaculata and rehmannii have?  I have be=en
assuming full sun, given their origins in South Africa where light shade =is
probably brighter there than full sun is here.  (I am at 40 deg North
latitude; Cape Town is at about 33 deg South lat.)

My newly planted bulbs of Arisaema fargesii are starting to come up.  I
planted 6 fargesii, from two different sources.  All three of one batch a=re
coming up now, only one from the other so far.  Of three bulbs of A.
candidissima planted this spring, one is now sending up leaves.

I tried pollinating whatever was in bloom one day in Spring, using pollen
washed out of three small, and evidently male, inflorescences of A.
triphyllum.  It apprears that only A. triphyllum X triphyllum took, as th=at
one has some very swollen, bright green seeds on the cluster.  I don't
think that A. ringens X triphyllum took.  I'm not sure about A. thunbergi=i
X triphyllum yet, but that one probably also did not set any seeds.  Well=,
maybe next year.......

I received a couple of small A. fargesii bulbs from a plant trading frien=d
in Spring.  They were about 1/2" to 5/8" in diameter, smaller than the
other fargesii I planted.  So I gave them to the horticulturist at the
Indianapolis Zoo, for their forest biome.  I assume they will not plant
them inside the enclosures of either the Kodiak Bears or the Siberian Tig=ers.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5     Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                              Tel. +1-317-89=6-3925

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