Arisaema dracontium Was Re: Tuber available

George R. Stilwell, Jr. GRSJr at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Sun Aug 1 01:25:02 CEST 2004

I've grown it from seed. Takes about 4 years, if you don't force it, to bloom.

Mine are growing in full Carolina sun and that's a lot of sun believe me.
They've set seed every year for the last 8 years except one.

I really think they'd do better with some shade because they start to
go dormant in late July whereas the other Arisaema in semi-shade are
still spritely.

They actually came from plants growing along Little River (NC) that
were in shade,


At 05:39 PM 7/31/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>I received A. dracontium a few years ago from someone who didn't like
>it.  It is doing OK here, and one of the plants has bloomed the last two
>seasons.  We ought to get some seed production going for this North
>American native plant.  Has anyone grown it from seed?  How long does it
>take to reach flowering size?  Can one divide these?  Anyone have any
>Jim Shields
>in central Indiana
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