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Re: Gene's Catalogue & Gentiana


I may do that. We'll see if we get rain this Spring. If so, will try two
and see if they can hack the heat. They're so pretty but Texas makes
short work of so many plants that can't handle the heat. Price I pay for
having my rosemary shrubs which I adore and not having to dig up tender
bulbs I guess.

thanks Gene.  Appreciate your advice sir (as always) and I love your articles!

:-)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 9 Jan 2004 08:44:11 -0500

>Pam,
>    I wish I had a good answer for you, but I do not. I have no experience
>growing anything in TX. Will gentiana make it in zone 9??? Why not try one
>or two and find out.... ?? I would begin with G. cruciata, the cross-leafed
>gentian. then perhaps the gracilipies. both are from China will take a lot
>of light. They are both, however, usually listed as zone 7 for heat.
>    I just do not want to pass out any bad advice if I can help it.
>    Gene E. Bush
>Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>www.munchkinnursery.com
>genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>----- Original Message -----
>> Gene - I re-read your gentian article again - wonderful as always. But
>> do you think any of them could take the heat and drought down here, even
>> in the shade? Just curious.
>
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Pam Evans
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