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2017 SEEDLIST - NEW ARRIVALS
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ARACEAE. Jack-in-the-pulpit-like tuberous perennials with arrowhead-shaped leaves and interesting spathes. Good pot plants or outdoors in mild climates. Best in part shade and rich soil, with plenty of water while growing. Germination of dry seed may be prolonged and irregular, hold pots outdoors several years. I have had best results with seed cleaned out of the berries, and stored moist (never dried). These germinate readily the first season.
—Arum pictum. (25) ARUM-18. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $15.00, 50 grams: $50.00
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Fresh seed (gathered 7/16) stored moist and refrigerated for rapid germination.
'BLACK CALLA'. Deep velvety reddish purple cowl-like 7" spathes in fall. Deep shiny green 10" arrowhead leaves that are purple-edged when young, creamy-veined later. Corsica and Sardinia. Zone 8. The only fall-blooming Arum.
ARACEAE. Large tuberous perennials somewhat resembling Arisaema, with large curious flowers and odd leaves. Easily grown in rich loamy soil.
—Sauromatum venosum. SAUR-8.
SMALL CORMS (1/4 - 1/2" diameter): 5 for $5.00, 25 for $20.00
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'VOODOO LILY'. Greenish yellow spathes with deep purple markings, 12 - 30" long. Large glossy green fan-like divided leaves. Reaches 4 - 6 feet with age. Indian Himalayas. Hardy to Zone 5. Odd.