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

Jay Yourch
Thu, 09 Sep 2004 18:42:49 PDT
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 over.

My A. sikokianum is in a slightly brighter position, soil moisture about the 
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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