Arisaema sikokianum

Anita Roselle
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:06:17 PDT
On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Anita Roselle <>

> Dr. Waddick and Erik
> I am located in the mountains, Brevard, Transylvania County, North
> Carolina, Zone 6a - 7b. I am on a wooded north slope hillside, now only
> partly wooded. When tested it was 4.6 to 5.8 in various beds. Only one
> place was it 6.6
> The woods were logged many years ago but not since, they are tulip
> popular, beech, dogwood, maples, some young oak's coming in, a few hemlock
> and white pines.
> I have a planting bed that I developed at the top of a bank down to a
> stream. I incorporated a lot of wood chips and some manure there about 7-8
> years ago, and have added wood chips every couple of years since. I have
> been planting  plants there ever since both native and non-native. The
> native azaleas, camellia, ferns, hostas, magnolia, daylillies, trillium,
> astilbe, aquelliga, phlox divericata, holly ect. have been doing all right,
> some better than others.
> I also planted some jack's farther down along the stream under the over
> hang of a native azalea where the soil has not been amended, they died
> there as well.
> The Trillium cuneatum and T. luteum, are both in that area and doing very
> well. The deer did eat my T. vaseyi, it did come back, now has a wire cage
> around it. T. grandflorum is fine and T. catesbaei [ from a plant rescue ]
> is also doing fine.
> They were only in pots for a year from germination. The ones I still have,
> have been in pots since, this will be their 3rd or 4th year.
> There has been no change in the bed, the light/shade, mulch, water or
> fertilizer  that I am aware of.
> There are not a whole lot of Jack's in the woods, but I have thought that
> the deer eat them off, they do eat the young shoots of Christmas fern and
> Trillium  I know that they did not eat my japanese arisaem's their foliage
> just did not grow, not cut off by a bite.

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