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Old 08-23-2006, 09:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Sikkimensis; Dig up or protect in wet z8?

would suggest leaving it in the ground, covering with a few inches of mulch, some plastic, and a little more mulch to cover the plastic. of my absolute favorite methods...get a lawn bag full of dry leaves, cut the pseudostem down to about a foot, cut a whole in the top of the bag and slide it over the pseudostem so that the bottom of the bag is up. Make sure there aren't any holes in the bag for water to get in. Fasten the bag to the ground with some earth staples or something equivalent, and if desired, cover the bag with something more aethetically pleasing. That method has worked like a charm for me in the past with musella lasiocarpa. You'll want to uncover when it starts to warm up in the Spring though, even if you have to cover it back up again for a late frost.

Is it necessary to cut the pseudostem down? Why can't I just wrap the whole thing and leave it as tall as it is?
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