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From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields104 at INSIGHTBB.COM>
Subject: Hardy Arisaema table
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I've filled 5 requests for the Excel version and one for the Lotus versio=n
so far.  A question that Carolyn Schaffner and I have:  What precisely do
the listings in the Hardy Aroids page mean?  Survived one winter in the
ground?  Three winters?  Survived, or survived and bloomed?

It can be made horribly complicated.  I've tried several surveys myself o=n
hardiness, and find it tough to get consensus as to what constitutes
"hardy."  Lots of bulbous things are what I call "winter annuals," like
most tulips and Dutch hyacinths:  The bulbs planted in autumn survive one
winter, bloom, and then dwindle away over successive years.  I don't
consider those as "hardy" myself.

I have several Arisaema species that are now in their third winter in my
garden, planted in autumn 1999.  If they come up this spring, I'll have
some data points to add to your table.

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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