> Timing of growth initiation - or maybe foliage damaged the most by late
> Cold tolerance of terminal fan - not sure exactly how to do this, other than
> to notice if it aborts
> Whether or not having dirt piled on top of the rhizome over winter helped
> keep terminal alive
> Stunting of flower stalks (relationship to cold and lack of rain)
> Sensitivity to drought and heat - ?dead foliage?
> Sensitivity to rain and heat - rot and foliage disease?
> This is Eyore's list - I need to do a Pollyanna list too -
Hmmmm, I guess that means Eyore was an analytic.
> Number of blooms, duration of bloom on one stalk and one clump
> Color impact from a distance
> Complexity of color up close
> 'Happy sigh' effect on the grower
> Hmm - Eyore's list seems to have more to do with hardiness than Pollyanna's
Thanks, some good additions. Some things I didn't think about because
they are not a problem here.
I will try to make some semblence of an organized list out of all inputs
and send it to whom ever wants it.
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Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay)
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.