They're coming up

Cynthia Sladen Cynthia.Sladen at ARTS.MONASH.EDU.AU
Tue Jun 17 05:06:08 CEST 2003

I have found the late arising of Arisaema candidissimum interesting.
Here in Australia I have had a bulb of it for six or seven years and it
comes up and flowers every year in late April or early May (autumn
here). A friend has one which flowers before Christmas each year. Two
other friend have ones which flower late like mine. One of these friends
recently bought another bulb which also flowers by Christmas so she now
has two plants flowering 4-5 months apart. Are there two known clones or
is there another logical explanation.
"George R. Stilwell, Jr." wrote:
> >Now what do I want to try next year -- A. heterophyllum?
> I recommend it. They've been very reliable for me over the years.
> The late arising of Arisaema consanguineum and A. candidissimum
> is no surprise. They come up late every year. I guess they're on
> a different timetable.
> A. triphyllum is known to go dormant for a year or two when it's been
> stressed.
> It finally comes back usually in male form.
> Ray

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