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From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields104 at INSIGHTBB.COM>
Subject: Hardy table
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I want to thank Petra for pointing out to me that the IAS web site has th=e
Arisaema hardiness table.  I used the web page to make myself a simple
Excel spreadsheet of the hardy list.  If Petra and Tony Avent and IAS (or
whoever owns the copyright to the information) have no objections, I coul=d
share the Excel file with members of this list.

Botanical gardens in the Midwest do not seem to be very adventurous with
Arisaema.  I just received the list of bulb plantings at Chicago Botanic
Garden, and not many Arisaema were in there. Also, of 15 botanic gardens =I
just surveyed around the Midwest, only a few gardens grow anything beside=s
A. draconitum and A. triphyllum.  One species was A. sikokianum, grown by
two gardens. A couple more reported having lost sikokianum. In addition,
the following are grown:
Arisaema candidissimum is grown by two botanical gardens (Chicago and
Arisaema consanguineum is grown by one
Arisaema jacquemontii is grown by one

That seems to me to be kind of a sad list.  There are about 65 arboreta a=nd
botanic gardens in the Great Lakes area.  AEG members might think about
getting out to their local botanical gardens and talking up the Arisaema
that are hardy in their areas.

Regards to all,
Jim Shields
in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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