[permaculture] Mashua

Rick Valley bamboogrove at cmug.com
Thu Mar 27 11:44:48 EST 2003

> From: mIEKAL aND <dtv at mwt.net>

> can anyone tell me if mashua will make it up here in the cold cold north (zone
> 4, -20 to -30F)?  & can it be used as a perennial?

It's an Andean tuber; doesn't like too much heat, needs a slow, cool fall
for good tubering. The tubers don't survive too much below 30° F. depending
on mulch and duration. It is sold as an ornamental- basically a viny
nasturtium- great hummingbird guild plant.

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