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Re: LAs: Nothern Hardy

From: dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca

On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Leroy Kriese wrote:

> From: "Leroy Kriese" <ambrosia@silk.net>
> >A friend of mine, Lou Kirkland grows Dorothea K  in zone 5/6. She has it in
> 4
> >locations. All growing well.
> >Annette Milch   Lexington, KY    Tmilchh@aol.com
> I should have also asked if they are blooming reliably, since they don't
> here. Does lack of water or humidity have a bearing on bloom?

Leroy, DKW needs as much water and acid environment as JIs. I also
discovered, to my horror, this winter that the rhizomes need to be
covered. They don't flower without this. 

> Leroy Kriese  Ambrosia Gardens  Vernon, BC  CANADA    Zone 5

Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca> <- private email address
cold edge of Zone 4 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 
AIS, CIS, SIGNA, IRIS-L, Canadian Wildflower Soc.

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