Hardiness of Pinellia cordata

John Grimshaw j.grimshaw@virgin.net
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 04:46:41 PDT
Pinellia cordata 'Yamazaki' has never persisted in the open ground for me in 
England, although small tubers will occasionally reappear next spring. I've 
always thought that the shoots get eaten by slugs etc, rather than frost 
being the principle killer.

John Grimshaw

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roy Herold" <rherold@yahoo.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hardiness of Pinellia cordata

>I grow the same Pinellia cordata clone ('Yamazaki') as Ellen, and have
> found that none of the ones that I plant intentionally persist for more
> than a year or two. However, the volunteers that fall out of pots or get
> moved by the local vermin have found several sweet spots in the garden,
> purely by chance. I have one such clump with a couple of inflorescences
> open as I write. There are numerous instances of the odd leaf here and
> there, too.
> I winter over the ones in pots the same way as Judy, either in the
> freezing garage or under the bench in the cool (38F) greenhouse. They
> seem to be doing *very* well in the mild spring we've been having. There
> was a quick hot spell a month ago to get things going, and warm to
> downright chilly (39F last night, June 1) since then.
> I vote for trying a few outside in NJ, but find some vermin to plant
> them for you...
> --Roy
> NW of Boston
> -7F last winter
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Ellen Hornig" <hornig@earthlink.net>
>> To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 8:36 PM
>> Subject: Re: [pbs] Hardiness of Pinellia cordata
>>> No, it hasn't been long-term hardy here - the younger ones tended to 
>>> live
>>> a couple of years and then disappear.  The only ones I have now are in
>>> pots.
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