Coping with Cold (Bulbs for frozen soil)--TOW

Bonaventure W Magrys
Tue, 01 Apr 2003 10:44:22 PST
Hi Arnold,
same experiences for me with the Arum italicums, but usually the
cooked-spinach-looking leaves spring back up. This spring they're joining
concinatum, creticum, maculatum, dioscoroides, cyrenacium, and, despite
being protected in a cold frame, purpureospathum, in putting up all new
leaves. A few of the italicum autumn leaves did survive. Arum nigrum waits
wisely until spring and Dracunculus vulgaris is only starting now, as
opposed to last year in January.
Where in New Jersey are you?

Bonaventure Magrys
Cliffwood Beach, NJ

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My experiences are quite similar. This year the Arum italicum ssp.
Albispathum was almost completely defoliated by the frigid cold and is
sending up new leaves at the moment.  Same for the Muscari macrocarpum
and muscarimi the foliage gets very withered but bounces back just
fine..   The foliage of crocus sativus and other fall blooming crocus
looks almost unscathed.  Colchicum kesselringii has flowers at the
moment along with Crocus vernus ssp. vernus.  Some small creature has
eaten  petals of many other crocus, leaving them strewn about the ground.

New Jersey

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