Hardiness of Stinky Aroids

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:46:37 PDT
Dear Judy,
	My kind of topic. All my stinkers are done blooming.

	I may have seeds on Dracunculus vulgaris since I had 8 in 
flower over a week's time - enough for cross pollination.  I think 
this is the hardiest of the all and tolerates a variety of situations 
- sun, shade, dry,moist.

	Typhonium venosum should be hardy here. I know others who 
grow it, but mine do not return.  The vaguely related Typhonium 
giganteum is also reliable, but does not bloom often and still is not 
up. It rises very late in the season.

	You didn't mention Helicodicerous musciverous which has been 
hardy in a west facing slope and bloomed this year admittedly to my 

	Amorphophallus of various sorts are hardy in in just the 
right places: A. konjac, the most hardy, marginal A. henryi  (just 
coming up now) and at least one other although the name escapes me 
and I lost it a couple winters ago.

	And then there's Pinellia, Arisaema, Arisarum and others to 
try		Best	Jim

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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