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Re: Bamboo

May be called a Rufa Bamboo-- I'll get tag tomorrow.  New cultivar, she stated
intended to be more sun and wind tolerant.  She said time will tell.  I'll
keep y'all posted.
Sue, Upstate NY, Zone 6

----- Original Message -----
From: Cathy Carpenter
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 19:07
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bamboo

The thing about bamboo is that the clumpers are plants that are very
winter hardy, but do not do well in the midwestern prairie heat.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On May 3, 2006, at 11:04 PM, Taborri wrote:

> I saw the Fargesias and we were working on getting me one, but I
> forget why we
> did not.  I ended up with......<tag outside and I forget the
> name> ......  I
> think it was a Rufus Bamboo, or similar name?  This is a new-ish
> variety which
> is supposed to be more sun and wind tolerant than most (Have I already
> reported this?).  I was advised to fertilize-- I gave it some
> Miracle Grow and
> it seems quite happy in it's new location, greening right up and
> all.  :>
> Sue, Upstate NY, Zone 6
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Kitty
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2006 09:46
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bamboo
> Fargesia nitida and a few other Fargesias are hardy to zone 5.
> These are
> Mountain Bamboo types that clump rather than run.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5

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