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Re: Achillea question

I find that bears out too here in Texas. Rock hard clay, no rain, no
problem. If I can't kill them, I'm amazed they aren't doing well up


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 08 Aug 2003 10:59:49 -0500

>Gosh...mine just takes all kinds of abuse.  They like it on the drier side.  
>Kind of like nasturtiums...the more you baby them, the worse they do.  I 
>have some planted in morning sun and some in full sun...both seem to do well 
>in this heat.  Maybe you're watering it too much????  I don't know?
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>>From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: [CHAT] Achillea question
>>Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 18:16:40 EDT
>>   I have heard Tomy Avent say he never gives up on a plant until he has
>>killed it three times.  Well, I've killed one three times now, and I want 
>>to know
>>why before I give up on it.  Why can't I grow Achillea tomentosa 'King 
>>  I don't have any trouble with other Achilleas - I have 'Moonshine' and 
>>of the pink ones which have done pretty well for years.  I have tried three
>>times to grow the dwarf 'King Edward' - three different sites.  This year I 
>>it in a low, wide planter with Alyssum and the little blue Lobelia, 
>>thinking it
>>would be a pretty combination, and with special soil and watering might 
>>thrive.  Wrong!  It just disappeared.  What am I doing wrong?  I tried it
>>first as edging of a sunny border - rather sandy soil.  Then I tried it in 
>>shadier spot.  Now  this planter, which I would have thought anything would 
>>but no.  I would really like to grow this plant.  Any suggestions?  Should 
>>try again next year or just forget it?
>>Auralie             NY, Z5
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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