Frits which don't bloom; was RE: What you've got
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 09:27:46 PDT
Jim McKenney writes: "newly purchased
bulbs perform spectacularly the first year and then, again almost without
exception, rot the first summer. But it's such a cool plant that every
several years I buy in a few more." 

I've had the same problem with these frits here in central, coastal NJ. My soil was originally very sandy and pebbly, but I may have made it too rich. Curiously, the above quoted behavior on the part of a plant and its owner describes exactly the relationship I have with Arisaema speciosum. They are readily available affordably through a well known supplier. The tubers are large and healthy, and bloom, and then thats it. This year I have them in pots and plan to treat them just like the imperialis mentioned above.

Bonaventure Magrys
Cliffwood Beach, NJ

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