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Re: CULT: Frost report, SAD STORY SEQUEL, Re: Bloomstalks

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT: Frost report, SAD STORY SEQUEL, Re: Bloomstalks
  • From: Dana Brown <ddbro@llano.net>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 23:28:24 -0600 (MDT)

> As to stalks during a freeze I found that between 30F and 32F the open
> flowers will be frosted and worthless the next day.  Buds showing color
> will be tip damaged and buds in the spathes should be ok.  Between 28F
> and 30F all buds will show some sign of damage and below 28F the stalks
> can be killed.  Listen to the forcast and cut those stalks if the freeze
> gets too bad.  Also, I tried putting cardbord boxes, wraping in cloth
> and etc to no avail.  Below 28F we are in trouble.
	Thanks, this is great.  I have often wondered where the line of
demarcation was.

Dana Brown, Lubbock, Texas  Zone 7
Where we are 3,241 ft above sea level, with an average rainfall of
of rain a year.  Our average wind speed is 12.5 mph and we have an
of 164 days of clear weather, 96 of which dip below freezing.

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