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From: Tony Avent <tony at PLANTDEL.COM>
Subject: Re: Hardy table
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We are glad for you to share the aroid hardiness chart in an exce=l file.

At 02:19 PM 3/15/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I want to thank Petra for pointing out to me that the IAS web site has t=he
>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 (o=r
>whoever owns the copyright to the information) have no objections, I cou=ld
>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 besid=es
>A. draconitum and A. triphyllum.  One species was A. sikokianum, grown b=y
>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 =and
>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
Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
email tony at
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least
three times" - Avent

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