Unless otherwise noted, all these I've been posting were potted
before hard frost and indoors since. If I'd come up with
that could withstand the 20 inches of snow and sub-zero wind chills
we've already had and still open outdoors, I'd be making a much
deal out of it, believe you me!
I potted 20 this fall to bring in. About a third of them gave up on
either because I yanked them up or they'd had too much cold by the
I did. It's hard to tell if they are behaving badly because of stress
can't do any better, but I was bloom-deprived last fall, really was dying
see what they looked like, and have always had a problem with the
of moderation. With no rain here until mid-October, stalks started
way too late to make it outdoors.
Seems like the reddish ones always have gobs of pollen. Anybody else
Here's another shot of the Renown X Wearing Rubies RE seedling that
the extensive markings on upper third of falls. Top view makes the
look short, but they're not. I should be seeing grandchildren of
Renown in May.
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5