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RE: Buddleia ( was Russian sage - invasive?)


'Tis a mystery.  Heavy clay,hot humid climate here where they thrive.
Go figure.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Theresa
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:15 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Buddleia ( was Russian sage - invasive?)


Nope- that can't be it- we certainly have dry heat here- and no 
complaints from my buddleias.

Theresa

james singer wrote:

> Buddleia do well here. So it must be dry heat rather than humid heat
> that they don't like.
>
> On Jun 1, 2005, at 6:39 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR wrote:
>
>> I have a couple buddleia but they don't seem to like me that much. I
>> always
>> figured it was too hot and dry in the summer. They grow, and bloom, 
>> but you
>> would not call them lush. The blooms are maybe half as big as I've 
>> seen in
>> northern California where the summers aren't so hot.
>>
>> Cyndi
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf
>> Of A A HODGES
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 2:55 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Russian sage - invasive?
>>
>>
>> I don't think so Kitty. I have a friend that grew one, of course I 
>> can't recall the cultivar now. It was a silvery/lavender color. She 
>> grew it against the hottest, driest part of the house, never watered 
>> it, and it was probably 8 feet tall when she moved. Bloomed 
>> constantly. She's trying some
>> at her new place which has the same type of dry sandy soil as her old

>> place
>> so we'll see how it goes.
>> A
>>
>> Andrea H
>> Beaufort, SC
>>
>>
>>> [Original Message]
>>> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
>>
>> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
>>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Date: 6/1/2005 10:32:59 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Russian sage - invasive?
>>>
>>> Andrea, I wonder if your Buddleia problems have to do with heat 
>>> zones?
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 10:33 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Russian sage - invasive?
>>>
>>>
>>>> I gave up on it. My soil is too wet I guess. Mine never did much of

>>>> anything and then pooped out a couple of years ago. Didn't feel 
>>>> like messing with it again. Same with Buddleia. I don't know HOW 
>>>> people get those things to do well. Not one single plant that I've 
>>>> ever gotten, and there have been quite a few, have made it through 
>>>> an entire season. I've tried them in different types of soils, no 
>>>> water, lots of water, some water, no luck. And at different houses,

>>>> so I know it's not just this
>>>
>>> yard.
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Andrea H
>>>> Beaufort, SC
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> [Original Message]
>>>>> From: Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net>
>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>> Date: 5/31/2005 9:03:39 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Russian sage - invasive?
>>>>>
>>>>> I've had one since last summer, but it has grown poorly (why I 
>>>>> have no
>>>>> idea) and so no suckers or seedlings here.  I will keep an eye on 
>>>>> it though, given your experience.
>>>>>
>>>>> Theresa
>>>>>
>>>>> Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Anyone growing Russian sage (perovskia atriplicifolia)?  I 
>>>>>> planted
>>>>>
>> some
>>
>>>> last
>>>>
>>>>>> year in my dry garden and it did really well. I noticed this year
>>>>>
>> that
>>
>>>> there
>>>>
>>>>>> are suckers around the base of all 3 I planted, and small 
>>>>>> seedlings
>>>>>
>>>> about 3
>>>>
>>>>>> to 4 feet away from one of them. It's supposed to spread to about

>>>>>> 3'
>>>>>
>>>> wide,
>>>>
>>>>>> but they are almost that big already and I didn't see anything 
>>>>>> that indicates it is a pest. Now I'm wondering what I've gotten 
>>>>>> into. Has
>>>>>
>>>> anyone
>>>>
>>>>>> else had experience with it?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cyndi
>>>>>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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