[Arisaema-l] Cold Storage

J.E. Shields jshields at indy.net
Mon Jul 11 23:54:14 CEST 2011

In the winter and spring of 2010, I had stored a couple of pots of Arisaema 
dry in the fridge after failing to get them to come out of dormancy in late 
winter.  I put them back in the fridge in May of 2010, and totally forgot 
about them

The other day, in late June 2011, I came across them and moved them 
outdoors into the lath house.  They are now sending up shoots.

These are  A. yunnanense aridum and A. fargesii.  Both were raised from 
seed from AEG.

I was really surprised that the seem perfectly healthy after failing to 
come out of dormancy 18 months ago and stying dormant again for the past 13 
months.  Is this unusual behavior for container-grown Arisaema?

Jim Shields
in hot, humid Westfield, Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA

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