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RE: Leucothoe -no comments?

Ha! more keyboard funnies!
The e with 2 dots above it in Leucothoe comes out as a k on the list. 

> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty Morrissy <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/29/2002 12:21:29 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Leucothoe -no comments?
> Ceres,
> I didn't respond the first time because I was planning to alot a block of
> time for catalogs today.  Also, I don't have any real experience with
> plants.  We do grow  (L)Leucothok fontanesiana 'Rainbow' (Doghobble) at
> display gardens.  I think it would be similar to the one you ask about
> because my references indicate that there is some confusion between
> species: L. axillaris (A), catesbaei (C), fontanesiana (F), and walteri
> because they are very similar. 
> In 1989 Martin & Rix showed that C was a synonym for F.  As late as 1992
> Hillier said of F, "For many years this plant has been grown as LC, which
> name rightly belongs to another, closely-related specicies, LA."  However
> by 1995, Hillier changed it's tune to: "For many years L.W. has been grown
> as F, the name by which it is probably still known in most nurseries." 
> in 1999 prefered F over W.  Other references provide more confusion.
> The reason I bring up the species name confusion is that VS may or may not
> be LA. Regardless, it would seem that most info you find under any of
> species names will be of help because they are so close.  Even Dirr admits
> to having trouble telling the difference.  Your LA Vanilla Swirl is shown
> as hardy to zone 5 in Wayside's catalog.  AHS and RHS list only to 6. 
> says 6-9, 5 with protection.  (all this if VS is indeed an A.  Wayside has
> been wrong about these things before.)
> Kitty
> > Subject: [CHAT] Leucothoe -no comments?
> >
> > I sent the following message a few days ago and rcd no comment.  Thought
> I 
> > would try again.
> >     Also am wondering about Melody.  She is usually very talkative but
> she 
> > did say she was feeling flu effects.
> >
> >     Anyone familiar with Leucothoe axillaris 'Vanilla Swirl' as found in
> the 
> > new Wayside catalog? I love the pictured foliage.
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