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10/06/2014 at 21:48

I've been puzzling over this one for hours. In theory I have a list of all seeds grown and all plants acquired. In practice they're all there except the one I want

Can anyone put a name to this one


10/06/2014 at 22:22

It looks like a Philippe Starck loo brush and holder.

10/06/2014 at 22:23

Might be what it is pansy

It's a first class fly attracter

10/06/2014 at 22:24

I know it can't be because they are tropical but it does look like one of those insect eating Pitcher Plants

10/06/2014 at 22:25

I'm really impressed you have a list of what you've grown.

If I'm lucky I turn up a label,  and then I think... I wondered where that had gone.

10/06/2014 at 22:28

It doesn't seem to have worked though does it fidget

I think it's an arisaema because I've grown a variety from seed and can't think what else it is Invicta. It's hardy though. It's the first 'flowering' but it's been through 2 very cold winters and one soggy one.

11/06/2014 at 08:29

Certainly an aroid of some description. Have you sown seeds of Biarum? Not quite dark enough for Dracunculus though, but it could be.

11/06/2014 at 08:33

Hi Berghill. No I haven't  sown those.

I'm going to have a better look through my files later. I'm thinking maybe not arisaema as all my other arisaemas have a leaf or leaves at this point

11/06/2014 at 08:35

What size is this?

11/06/2014 at 08:36

Looks like Sauromatum venosum. They grow from seed though I grew mine from bulbs. They through out a large amount of seed and bulbs every year.

11/06/2014 at 08:41

It's about 12inches give or take a bit Berghill.

Blairs, I looked at that one in my search and it does look right. I just can't remember sowing/buying/being given it. But I'll be looking out for that one in my files this evening. Thank you

11/06/2014 at 08:56

Clearly, I have a lot to learn about arisaemas.  Any pics folks?  

11/06/2014 at 09:04

Hang on Verdun. I'm not sure this is one

11/06/2014 at 09:10

Hinting though Nut   Just hinting ............

11/06/2014 at 09:25

I had a look, the only pics I could find were rather a poor one of A. speciosum but a good one of its seed head.

That's not done too well last year and this. Definitely shrinking.

A tortuosum is awake I'll see if I can get a photo of that.

11/06/2014 at 10:19

Google Aroids and go to Images, there are a lot of them out there.


NC. I was about to suggest S. venosum, but I had to go and do some gardening. Gets in the way of everything!

11/06/2014 at 11:44

Quite right too Berghill. I'll be back to it in  a minute

I'm thinking this might be it and wondering about origin of seeds. One of the plant societies I belong to, (no names mentioned), has a reputation for seed being inaccurately labelled. Not the society's fault. Just ignorance or carelessness of members supplying seed.

Maybe this is one of the 'arisaemas' from a long ago order

11/06/2014 at 12:09

Ben Candlin is the national seller of these, have a look on his website for ideas.

I still think Sauromatum

11/06/2014 at 16:20


Lovely site blairs and I think you're right. Thank you very much. I do like to know what I'm growing

11/06/2014 at 16:23
nutcutlet wrote (see)


Lovely site blairs and I think you're right. Thank you very much. I do like to know what I'm growing

Mine did not smell and they change over the year, putting out leaf (a curious thing) then flower then another leaf (which dies back before Oct), then lots of bulblets and seed.

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