Robert Hamilton <email@example.com> wrote: >Your Arisaema heterophyllum looks great. >Do you leave it in the ground all year round? It's planted in the ground under the shade and cover of a Rhododendron, and has been outside 2 years. Last winter was admittedly mild (for New England), not so this year, with frigid arctic temperatures, weeks on end below zero, fortunately with about 45cm of snow cover at the moment. I find that the late emerging Ariseama are hardy, possibly owing to their late emergence thus escaping any late frosts. The ho-hum Ariseama uratense often doesn't appear until July. But what's most remarkable about A. heterophyllum, is that it can grow to 5' (150 cm) in the space of only two weeks. For more pics of Ariseama, I have a small gallery of photos at: http://plantbuzz.com/RockGard/Woodland/… Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!