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Xanthosoma 'Golden Delicious'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Xanthosoma (zan-tho-SO-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Delicious
Additional cultivar information: (aka Lime Zinger)

Synonym:Xanthosoma aurea
Synonym:Xanthosoma maffafa aurea
Synonym:Xanthosoma sagittifolium

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Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral jody On Sep 23, 2002, jody from MD &, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Also called 'Lime Zinger'


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Gulfport, Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Felicity, Ohio
Williamsburg, Ohio
Summerville, South Carolina
Chesapeake, Virginia

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