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Re: OT: Coralbells

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: OT: Coralbells
  • From: "Ryan S. Carter" <birddog@mnsinc.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 19:14:14 -0700 (MST)

Well, my input on this is that they seem to do well here in Northern
Virgnia no matter where you put them. They are very popular and hardy here.
>> Debby, how I envy you your climate! Our garden gurus say to plant Coral
>> Bells in semi-shade. It would not work well with our irises, except those
>> that like shade, I guess.
>> celia
>> storey@aristotle.net
>> Little Rock, Arkansas, USDA Zone 7b
>     When in Kentucky, I had Coralbells in both semi-shade and full sun
>locations.  Those in full sun did better.  In Little Rock, with its longer
>summers and higher sun angle, I am certian the semi-shade is better.  In
>shorter summer or cooler climates, they would do better with more sun.  It
>looks to me that the reason they will not grow here is not the heat so
>much, as the lack of a winter cold period.  In climates for which they are
>suitable, Coralbells are an excellent plant.
>Mark A. Cook
>Dunnellon, FL.

Ryan Carter
Five beds of irises, one hundred varieties
Half and half medians and TB's.

Winchester, VA
Youth Chairman of C & P Iris Society

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