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 Post subject: First aroid of spring
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:50 pm 
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OK, what is your first aroid up and at 'em this spring?? Here in my zone 6 garden it is the typical Symplocarpus foetidus, aka, the skunk cabbage:
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I dug a couple of these up from the woods last fall and shared them with people and then planted a couple in my shade area back in the woods behind the house. I'm glad to see they took the shock in stride :D Dan

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Nice! Around here we don't have much in the way of signs of spring life out there :(

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Hey Dan, Foxy. Dan, do you also have the one with almost no red in the flower? Both grow together here and I wondered what the difference was. The same ones are red and not-red every year, so I think it is genetic rather than cultural. We have literally hundreds and hundreds of these in the lower field, including a variegated one. I'll see if I have a pic. I sent these pics to a nursery in OR that specializes in variegated plants, but got no response. This year the plant is blooming, and if it sets seed I'll see if they produce any variegated seedlings.

Last year's photo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/ ... 0948-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/ ... CF0949.jpg

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Hi Pete,

Yeah, we have them by the thousands as well around here, but I thought I'd put a couple out back where the deer maybe won't eat them :D

A variegated one would be nice!!! Does it have any offsets by it or is it not large enough?? How abouot the flower on that one....any different??

There is a different species of Symplocarpus that has a diferent spathe....a solid color, but I'm not certain if that is native to the U.S. or not.

Keep us posted on the variegated Symplocarpus :D Dan

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