Arisaema dracontium Was Re: Tuber available
George R. Stilwell, Jr.
GRSJr at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Sun Aug 1 21:23:52 CEST 2004
I've not had crosses between the two.
You could ask Eric to send you any excess for your school. A.
dracontium is usually available on the Seedex.
If that doesn't work, I have a seedhead that I can send when it's ripe.
You'll have to clean them though.
Germination is usually excellent.
At 07:38 AM 8/1/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>I sure wish that someone was growing them, as I still can't find a
>wholesale source for our school plant sale.
>I'll be planting my gift tuber near my other /A. dracontium/ with hopes
>that I'll get seed.
>Is cross pollination with the /A. heterophyllum/ likely? They are not
>too far apart (about 50 feet.)
>Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Zone 4
>--- Gene Bush <genebush at OTHERSIDE.COM> wrote:
> > Hello Jim,
> > A. dracontium is no more difficult than any of the other species,
> > including the other native, A. triphyllum. Just clean the seed and
> > sow it in
> > the fall. Germinates the following spring. About 4 years or so to
> > bloom from
> > germination. To full maturity is another story. Takes a few years to
> > get a
> > good sized tuber and plant. The green dragon actually prefers a moist
> > spot
> > to thrive. It will do on average garden soil or root competition, but
> > give
> > it rich soil and plenty of consistent moisture an you will get a
> > really good
> > sized plant. Give it all the light you can without placing it in full
> > sun.
> > The more consistent the moisture the more sun it can handle. I
> > usually find
> > it in flood plains and ditch edges around here.
> > If the plant is well grown it produces off sets readily just like
> > the
> > triphyllum. I think you get better seed production if you have 3 or
> > more
> > plants in a grouping.
> > I used to collect seed and have it on my web site for trade but
> > no one
> > was ever interested.
> > Gene E. Bush
> > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> > www.munchkinnursery.com
> > genebush at munchkinnursery.com
> > Zone 6/5 Southern Indiana
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields104 at INSIGHTBB.COM>
> > > 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
> > > suggestions?
> > >
> > > Jim Shields
> > > in central Indiana
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