Arisaema 2012

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bulborum
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No Amy

It is Dracunculus vulgaris
but also with a fantastic perfume  ;D

Roland

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bulborum wrote:

No Amy

It is Dracunculus vulgaris
but also with a fantastic perfume  ;D

Roland

Thanks Roland!  :D Luckily that day it was not sending out its 'fragrance'! Whew!! :P

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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Some smell hardly
other ---------------------------------------
but they are soooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful

my biggest flower was almost 70 cm
I grow mine in the hedge on a half shady place

Roland

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Martin Tversted
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Ive had D vulgaris to 75 cm... They are wonderful and reliable hardy even here in Z6 when grown in a well drained place.

Martin

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

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I have never tried dracunculus in the garden. I assume they need a hot dry site during the summer and such a place doesn't exist in my garden!

However, I have started trying Arisaema the last few years. Didn't like them before . . . .  ???

Two years ago I lost several potfulls of very nice seedlings due to freezing during the winter. However I got more seeds from Chadwell and have several new plants in the garden this winter. Hope they cope better in the ground!

Here is one I got several years ago - don't remember the name though. Picture taken last spring.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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That's a beauty Trond!!  :o Too bad you don't know which it is...perhaps someone will chime in with the ID.

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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Mark, I am also excited about my Arisaema seeds from Chris! I hope they will grow well for us!
Speaking of A. triphyllum, I only grow two plants; one is green and white, and the other is one of the typical ones... I would love to see near solid black ones, though!

Roland, I love your 'Green Devil'! Did this selection come from your regular ringens seeds?

Trond, nice looking Arisaema, whatever it is!

Here is a picture from last spring, I can't wait for my Arisaema to flower this year!

From the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA,
where summer is mild and dry but winter is dark and very wet... USDA Zone 7b or 8 (depends on the year)

 

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Saori wrote:

Roland, I love your 'Green Devil'! Did this selection come from your regular ringens seeds?

It was just a fantasy name for the jury to get my merite

it was from seed from a few wild collected bulbs
There is also a nice black stemmed one
probably I call that one Black devil for the jury ;D
maybe I can make a good picture this spring
one of the dark ones is on the back-ground

Roland

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Trond, not sure what species your Arisaema is, but it sure is a dramatic one, most fetching! You could try going through the long and excellent thread on SRGC Forum entitled "Aroids (the family Araceae)", many Arisaema photos to wade through, maybe one will resemble yours.

Arisaema topic on SRGC, Aroids (the family Araceae):
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=950.0

Saori, what a slender and delicate beauty that A. triphyllum is!  I find it fascinating that this species can vary so much.  A favorite spring passtime is walking around the garden, seeing the "jacks" here and there, invariably I "lift the hood" on each spathe I find, to see what the inside color and markings might be.  The soft all green ones are refreshing too.

Amy, the image of two blooms on A. ringens at Nick Nickou's garden in Connecticut shows a brown-flowered form, rather nice I think, I thought there was only a green or black form, good to know there is more variation.  By the way, I have my own nickname for this Arisaema, the Clenched Fist Cobra Lily ;)

Roland, I can see that dark-stemmed black-flowered form of A. ringens hiding in the background, do show us again this spring, what a special form it is. :o

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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I have an Arisaema species that Darrell Probst gave me, he collected it in China.  This year is flowered well once again, with it's very wide shoe-leather brown spathe, a striking form, I consider it one of my treasures.  So far it has not set any seed :(

I posted on SRGC where there are some Arisaema specialists, here's my original post on this Chinese Arisaema species:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=950.msg153081#msg153081

A response from an SRGC forumist, discussing A. taiwanense and A. sukotaiense, suggesting that my plant looked like A. aff. sukotaiense:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=950.msg154030#msg154030

For comparison, a photo of A. sukotaiense that does look similar, other photos seen under this name don't look as similar.
http://abrimaal.pro-e.pl/araceum/arisaema/sukotaiense.htm

And for more comparison, here is A. taiwanense as shown by David Toole, looks very different, love the long thread-like tips to the leaves. My understanding is that A. taiwanense can be taken as the type for a large and difficult group of allied species.
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=658.msg13010#msg13010

Now to some photos taken in my garden at the end of May 2011.

On the left, looking under the hood, on the right, backside profile ;)

Overall view and the ornamental fan of leaves:

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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