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RE: Deep planting


I'm in Canadian Zone 5b which translate to approximatly 4 USA zone rating.

The deeper planting doesn't seem to inhibit blooming in spite of the theory re backs need to be exposed t osunlight.
Bloom quanity and increases will also be recorded.
The rhizomes are basically enlarged stems. The plants in the wild grow on/near the surface as in large clumps they have nowhere else to grow. Also in these large old clumps the old rhizomes provide anchor and prevent heaving. This is not what happens in modern culture where the trigger size ( size of rhizome needed to trigger a bloom) are large and need extra space and more frequent moving in order to perform. We loose the anchoring funtion of the older rhizomes with established root structure , and their anchoring grip on rocks in the soil.

Chuck Chapman

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