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#1 An D Smith

 
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:09 PM

Flowering a little later than the A. nepenthoides I wrote about in an earlier thread, here are two of my favorites. Both are completely frost hardy and should really be grown by anyone with a garden!

Arisaema costatum (Whiplash Arisaema)
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Arisaema sikkokianum
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A group shot. A. sikkokianum and A. costatum in the foreground, A. yuaranense (not in flower) back left and the tall one is A. nepenthoides.
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I hope you like them.

Cheers
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:39 PM

Spectacular Andy :shock: !

The pictures are very sharp. That's a real pleasure.

Why don't you set the plants directly on the soil's garden if they're totally frost hardy?


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Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:45 PM

They are lovely plants, Where do you get arisaemas from i've never seen them before, nice tree fern too

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 13:08 PM

Two more for the wish list... :shock:

Where do you get arisaemas from i've never seen them before,...


Similar to carnivorous plants, various specialist nurseries and of course other people that grow them.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 13:11 PM

Two more for the wish list... :shock:


Aidan, they call that "addiction"... :lol:

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 13:21 PM

Lovely plants - my sikkokianum is just finishing flowering and is one of my all-time favourite plants. The flower is so perfect.
I also have a costatum which is only just nudging its way out of the soil.
You have great taste in plants Andy :-)

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 13:26 PM

Aidan, they call that "addiction"... :shock:


I have more than enough addictions already!

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 16:24 PM

Hi

Thanks for the comments. To answer Francois' question. I wanted to bring the plants on earlier under glass this year for photographic and illustration purposes. They will be going outside again this winter and are already stood outside now, and to answer Dees's question on where to get them, there is a good nursery in the New Forest but I forget the name, I will try and find out. A good internet site though is The Urban Jungle in Norfolk which offer a mail-order service.


http://www.urbanjung...y.asp?catcode=1

There is another nursery in Enfield which has a good selection, but again, brain like a sieve, I have forgotten what it is called. I will go home tonight and pull out their catalogue.

There are many, many more species and new ones are being discovered every year, mainly in China.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 16:30 PM

Do these need a dormant period or can they be kept in the ground all year round without doing much to them ?

Just the plant to make my nepenthes greenhouse more jungle like :shock:

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 17:27 PM

What great pictures of interesting flowers! I love the fourth and fifth photos in particular, I'm fascinated by them! Thanks for sharing.
Gill. :shock:

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 17:33 PM

Do these need a dormant period or can they be kept in the ground all year round without doing much to them ?

Just the plant to make my nepenthes greenhouse more jungle like :D

Joel


They will go dormant in the ground with no problems as long as they don't get too cold or (especially) too wet. I keep mine potted year-round so I can keep track of where they are. Otherwise, I'd risk spearing one when forking the borders :D

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 18:13 PM

Thank you. Guess I will put an order in at the weekend :D

They look so tropical. Couldn't believe how cheap there where on that website !!

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 18:24 PM

Hi,

very beautiful beings! And they all give off this special scent? :mrgreen:

Brilliant photo quality I have to admit! :D

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 18:31 PM

Some have no noticeable perfume and some smell very pleasant indeed. Arisaema candidissimum has a fabulous and very delicate scent. If you could bottle and sell it, you'd make your fortune!

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 18:36 PM

Thank you. Guess I will put an order in at the weekend :D

They look so tropical. Couldn't believe how cheap there where on that website !!


there are several on eBay too, even cheaper!

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 18:44 PM

and to answer Dees's question on where to get them, there is a good nursery in the New Forest but I forget the name, I will try and find out. A good internet site though is The Urban Jungle in Norfolk which offer a mail-order service.


Thanks for the internet site Andy, i just know i'm going to be spending more money !! :D

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 20:44 PM

they look quite spooky at night...A.speciosum var magnificum
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 21:03 PM

What median have you got them in please ? Would a typical nepenthes mix be ok but use more nutrient rich compost ?

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 21:05 PM

Stunning, Stephen. Another for the shopping list.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 21:56 PM

What median have you got them in please ? Would a typical nepenthes mix be ok but use more nutrient rich compost ?

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No, it wouldn't.

See my reply in this thread to the same question from Rob:

http://www.cpukforum...pic.php?t=20115