RE: variegata and west coast USA
I don't have all the Dykes but we went through the freeze-thaw cycles
last year. There wasn't much rot. I can say that the best performers
were not Dykes medallists. I'll have to check my notes on each of the
Dykes winners and let you know.
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
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> From: Mike Sutton [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 04, 1998 9:54 AM
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> Subject: Re: variegata and west coast USA
> > Is there some documentation of performance in different climates and
> > after late freezes for all the Dykes winners? I guess I should say
> > rollercoaster freezes - freezes below 20o F after prolonged
> > above-freezing temperatures. Anybody on list have a complete
> > of Dykes medalists that got frozen badly this year? Or if you know
> > someone off-list who does who'd be willing to evaluate freeze injury
> > subsequent bloom, rot etc for me, send me an address off-list and I
> > write.
> > Although as Anner points out, the Dykes medallists are really chosen
> > their uniqueness, they wind up being used more than anything else in
> > subsequent breeding. Seems like. Most of the time.
> > Linda Mann east Tennessee USA