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Re: LA: Louisianna Culture - equatorial

And zones 5 and 4 as well. 20 degrees below 0 didn't seem to haveany adverse
effects on
Louisianas here.

John  Bruce
Zone 5, SW Ohio

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <ChatOWhitehall@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 6:02 PM
Subject: [iris] LA: Louisianna Culture - equatorial

> In a message dated 8/23/2006 4:45:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> colleen@impressiveirises.com.au writes:
> <<So obviously no need for chilling. >>
> Well,  seems to me there couldn't be, as the original  species are endemic to
> USDA Zone 9.
> All of which reminds me of Elizabeth Lawrence's observation that plants
> native to warm regions do not invariably perish in colder  ones.....speaking of
> those Louisiana hybrids which are reported hardy in, for  instance, USDA Zone 6.
> <<She says they go mad during the wet season and walk  everywhere.>>
> Yep,  those are the ones, all right....in the words of the fat man, they  are
> "Walking to New Orleans."
> <<I thought this might be of interest
> It is, and thank you.
> Cordially,
> Anner Whitehead
> Richmond VA USA which is USDA 7
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