[Arisaema-l] Arisaema grapsospadix question

Tony Avent Tony at plantdelights.com
Thu May 24 12:56:59 CEST 2012


Sorry for the slow reply.  We have had Arisaema grapospadix from our Taiwan collection (5500' elevation) in the ground since 2008.  It has returned each spring with very good vigor, but usually gets killed to the ground in late fall prior to flowering.

Tony Avent
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From: arisaema-l-bounces at science.uu.nl [mailto:arisaema-l-bounces at science.uu.nl] On Behalf Of Charles Hunter
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 11:47 PM
To: 'Arisaema Enthusiast Group (AEG) Discussion List (and other hardyAroids'
Subject: [Arisaema-l] Arisaema grapsospadix question

This picture is from last June of a plant obtained from Chen Yi. It may be one of the relatively few correctly IDd species from them,  as A. grapsospadix, an evergreen Arisaema.

Evergreen ones are usually tropical and do not like freezing weather. But all mine go in the garden as I do not have a greenhouse. Where I am in the southeastern USA is a relatively warm region, but it always freezes in the winter, often in January. When it froze this last January, that was the end of the plant, or so I thought.

But it is coming back up now, like a deciduous Arisaema. I was not expecting that as I thought the plant was toast after the freeze. Does anybody have experience with that one (or other evergreen ones) in the garden coming back up after a freeze? I wonder if it is fading to black over a few seasons or whether it can continue to do this in this relatively mild climate.

Charles Hunter
Smyrna, Georgia USA  (USDA zone 7)
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