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From: Gene Bush <genebush at OTHERSIDE.COM>
Subject: Re: Hardy table/ sikokianum
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Hello Al,
My problems with A. sikokianum was it insisted upon awakening in mid
February every year. We get a warming spell during the middle to end of
February each year and then it returns to winter.. often the bottom dropp=ing
our overnight. It finally go tired of being killed back to the ground and
gave up the ghost. There was nothing lacking in the health, "robustness" =or
lack of will on the part of the Arisaema... it certainly tried hard and l=ong
enough. Took about 5 years to kill it. I kept thinking it would get the h=int
and come up later the next spring....
I am ready to try once more. I located a source of new tubers that ha=ve
been grown from seed in Maine. I will also pay more attention to where I
place these starts... no early warming exposure in the garden. I also pay
more attention when ordering Arisaema now... I watch out for the early
risers... odds are they are going to get into trouble in my garden.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Wootten" <awootten at NRAO.EDU>
> Jim reported:
> "One species was A. sikokianum, grown by
> two gardens. A couple more reported having lost sikokianum."
> Hardiness is one thing, and 'robustness' is another.  I recall within t=he
> few days someone mentioning that their sikokianum had vanished. snip
> I'd be interested in hearing people's experiences...which arisaema spec=ies
> has done most well for you, and which has not?
> I would guess A. draconitum and A. triphyllum must be among the more
> varieties?  And A. sikokianum not?
> Clear skies,
> Al

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