Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

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Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:21 pm

Very happy to see these firm and alive after winter. They have spread as well.
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Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by The Codfather » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:44 pm

It looks as though they were covered ?
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Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:00 pm

The Codfather wrote:It looks as though they were covered ?

Yes straw and a sheet of steel.


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Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:51 pm

Mine are similar Kris. The main thing may be the time to bulk up and get going. Seems they are earlier in a sunny position than in shade. Pink China is also one of the earliest to start under glass, so may get a real head start to plant out after the frosts.
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Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by GREVILLE » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:25 pm

Well done, Kris.

I left one in the ground with an attached plant on a stolon for the winter. However, I dug it up last month and potted it to give it a head start in the greenhouse. Three new leaves already.


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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:04 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Mine are similar Kris. The main thing may be the time to bulk up and get going. Seems they are earlier in a sunny position than in shade. Pink China is also one of the earliest to start under glass, so may get a real head start to plant out after the frosts.

I have some in the shade that I haven't uncovered due to lack of time. I will get round to it this week before the slugs get to them....

Starting to establish as a good "doer" plant. I truely hardy tropical. :)


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Post by miketropic » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:11 pm

I took a little pup and put it in my prop over winter..I have tried my best ti kill this thing and nothing does it..not rot not cold or moist and warm..nothing..finally I stopped and it has 3 new leaves lol. things just to hardy. Id love to see one in a zone 5 un protected to see what it does.
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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:34 pm

Here is a pic of the furthest advanced ones in the garden. These were protected by a Waggie palm and the back of the arbour.
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All the ones I dug out around the Hiniba are on a prop base and doing well.
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Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:51 pm

Yours are looking really good Dave. icon_thumleft

The ones in the ground, do you expect them to spread and be a permanent feature of the garden or do you move them about each year?


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Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by JakoMonster » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:07 pm

so can these plants be permantley planted outside then?


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Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:25 pm

I think the one that I dug up and housed would only have two leaves if left in the ground. But I wonder, seeing Dave's plucky shoots coming up, if the gain of an extra (larger) leaf at the expense of the deeper pink in the stem is actually worth it.

By comparison, Burgundy stem and Fontenescii which have stayed inside all winter are well ahead with larger sized leaves.

I plan to harden off the Pink China taken inside on the sunny patio around mid- April for a couple of weeks before returning it as a ground plant at the beginning of May


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Re: Colocasia Pink China survive planted outside.

Post by grub » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:36 pm

Nothing at all on any of mine and from what I can see they're a bit squidgey.
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