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From: Bonaventure Magrys <bonaventure at OPTONLINE.NET>
Subject: Re: Arisaema nepenthoides
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Wait! the Arisaema nepenthoides story is incomplete. I neglected to menti=on that the one planted out in my garden this winter has a clear plastic =sweaterbox, about 12 x 15 inches, placed upsidedown over it and the also =recently planted A. utile right next to it. The soil around the tubers un=der the covering is just barely moist and feels rather dry, while just ou=tside the cover the ground is saturated with our rather wet spring here i=n New Jersey. The nepenthoides has a shoot showing now about 1/2 inch abo=ve ground, while the other nep. in my refridgerator is still completely d=ormant.
Sad to say, one of my 2 new griffithii was planted outside in the same ma=nner (on its side), just under the surface, but with no protective coveri=ng, under the low lying branches of an azalea shrub and among the azaleas=fibrous root mat. However the damage does not appear due to moisture, as=the half of the tuber set deeper is firmer and the top side near the soi=l surface is mushy. When I scraped it away it didn't smell like rot so I =think the damage was done by cold by not being planted deep enough. Backu=p grif. tuber #2 in my refridgerator has just sprouted a "medusa" of root=s, OK!

Bonaventure Magrys
Cliffwood Beach, NJ
USA zone 7

Low-lying sections of Rt. 35 are flooded. Eranthis FINALLY up.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene Bush <genebush at OTHERSIDE.COM>
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2005 8:38 am
Subject: Re: Arisaema nepenthoides

> Thanks for the comments both on and off line about A.
> nepenthloides. Looks as though this one is really a pot plants for
> the greenhouse if I want to keep it. Everyone who wrote me ended
> up loosing their speciman who placed it in the open garden. And
> that is from pretty diverse locations.
>    Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> genebush at
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Adam Fikso
>  I grew it over one winter and it bloomed nicely--a gorgeous
> thing.   Not since.  I probably need better drainage.,, and
> definitely will try it again, siting it differently and trying to
> put  it on a slope with coarser sand. I have a clayey loam that is
> difficult for many plants... old prehistoric lake bottom and shore
> of Lake Michigan.     Adam Fikso in Glenview, IL    USDA Z 5a

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