This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
I wrote you about this time last year asking if Aralia Papyrifera was hardy. You replied that it was doubtful and I took mine up. Sometime in September, of this year, I found a fine young plant growing in the spot from whence I had removed the old plant, evidently coming from a piece of root left in the ground. Had remained dormant almost a year, and had survived one of the severest winters we have had for many years. I think, with a little rough litter thrown round it, the Aralia could be left out all winter.