Arisaema in the sun; was: RE: [pbs] Colchicum in the garden (and Arisaema)

Bonaventure W Magrys
Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:35:29 PDT
They may fall over anyway. I always thought mine were trying to nestle in
their leaf fans among the groundcover to escape the intense sun and heat of
their location. Then I saw that those growing up through low open shrubbery
(mini azaleas), or among other tall perennials, stayed upright.

Bonaventure Magrys
Cliffwood Beach, NJ
USA zone 7

Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 21:42:49 -0400
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Arisaema in the sun; was: RE: [pbs] Colchicum in the garden (and
Arisaema)Jim McKenney wrote:

>Now I realize that I may have acted too soon. It never occurred to me
>to try them in the sun. In fact, I had always placed them in the
>coolest places in the garden. My A. consanguineum have been here for
>years but have never bloomed. And yes, they sway and arch and in
>general give the impression that they are trying to get away from my
>garden. I'll move them and see what happens.

Hi Jim,

I grow my A. consanguineum on the northeast side of my house in moist soil.
It blooms there every year, but like yours it also gets tall and falls

My A. sikokianum is in a slightly brighter position, soil moisture about
same, and is much better.  Both of these look like they are going to ripen
seed every year, but  what looks like a bunch of ripening seed withers

Because I have only one of each and I know that some Arisaema do the gender
switching thing based on energy availability, perhaps these now mature
plants are playing female roles, but are lacking a pollen source.

I will take Ellen's suggestion and move my A. consanguineum into a slightly
drier and sunnier position and see how it goes.  Slightly is the key word
here, many plants that Ellen can grow in full sun in her location would not
be happy with the same treatment here.



Central North Carolina, USA (USDA Zone 7b)

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