Strange aroids (was Re: Hardiness of Pinellia cordata)

John Grimshaw
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 04:50:30 PDT
I grew Typhonium diversifolium for years in a humus-rich bed in full sun in 
my parents' garden:  it flourished there, and may still do, but I rescued 
most of the stock a few years ago and now grow it in pots here. The original 
tuber came from the hillside above Namche Bazar, Nepal, in 1988. There it 
grew as a tiny polant, with leaves pressed to the ground, and produced a 
minute spathe. In lusher conditions it is taller & the leaves tend to 
overtop the inflorescence.

John Grimshaw

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellen Hornig" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 12:34 PM
Subject: [pbs] Strange aroids (was Re: Hardiness of Pinellia cordata)

> This discussion reminds me: does anyone out there grow Typhonium
> diversifolium in the open garden, and if so, what does it require?  I've
> been nursing a bunch of these strange Himalayan aroids in pots for years;
> they seem to have an extraordinarily brief active period, but they're 
> quite
> enchanting when they're up.  I haven't yet tried any in the garden.
> Thoughts?
> Ellen
> Ellen Hornig
> Seneca Hill Perennials
> 3712 County Route 57
> Oswego NY 13126 USA
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Roy Herold" <>
> To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 7:17 AM
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Hardiness of Pinellia cordata
>> One other point that I forgot to mention...
>> In the late 1990s I saw Pinellia cordata growing quite happily in
>> several gardens in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, which is certainly a
>> subzero F region. These appeared to be established clumps as opposed to
>> spring replants. However, the leaf size was smaller and had less
>> variegation than the Yamazaki clone, so it may have been a hardier
>> strain. Most of the plants I have seen in gardens or nurseries in Japan
>> appeared to be the small leafed type.
>> And out of thousands of flowers, I have only had one set seed. The
>> special gnat that does the pollinating must have been around that year.
>> --Roy
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