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From: vince lewonski <vincelewonski@yahoo.com>

> From: Linda Mann <lmann@icx.net>
> ARMAGEDDON - very pretty, but I don't think they sent me
> the real
> McCoy.  This was a pale pink ground, with a dark rosy
> pink wash in the
> falls, no the deep burgundy with a pink rim that the
> Schreiner's catalog
> shows.  Have other listers bloomed this one.

V. sez:

This bloomed this year for me for the first time. Looked a
lot like RINGO, but larger. I got mine from Keith Keppel
two years ago. I think I saw it in another garden this
spring, and it looked like mine, but I won't swear to it.
> BRONZETTE STAR - cold injury, rot from cold injury, tried
> to bloom. 
> Might also do better out in the open.

V. sez:
I have had this for several years, and it does pretty well.
I have never had any rot on it. And I'm not just waving the
Region 3 flag...
> BURST - slight drought damage.  No bloom.
V. sez: 
Two year clump bloomed for the first time this year, and
this was my FAVORITE maiden bloom, despite a low bud count.
This came to me as a "freebee" from Keppel, so I didn't
know what to expect until it bloomed, as I hadn't seen it
anywhere. Strong grower here, even though most of Blyth's

> Biggest disappointment was SHIRLEY M.  It has looked so
> good everywhere
> I've seen it around here, I was sure it would do well for
> me.  Maybe if
> it's still alive next year.

V. sez:
This rotted away on me last year, following 14 days of
rain, but it has looked SO GOOD in some other gardens in
the area. Growth seems to be a little scant, compared to
most cultivars. I think it needs some TLC, but it can do
very well if it's happy. > 

Vince Lewonski
Secane PA
Zone 6
Region 3 RVP
Only Slightly Deranged
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