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Re: HIST- Seeking Zone 4-hardy recommendations

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: HIST- Seeking Zone 4-hardy recommendations
  • From: "Juri Pirogov" <jukp@aha.ru>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 21:53:56 -0600 (MDT)

Rima and Anner,

Undoubtedly, pallida, germanica and MME CHEREAU can grow in Zone 4, and
Zone 2 under snow too. 
WABASH and BRASIER are most popular historic that are naturalised here.

Juri,
Moscow, Russia

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> Rima has asked me for some recommendations for  historic bearded
cultivars to
> keep her FLAVESCENS company. I started getting a little list together and
it
> occurred to me that she is in Zone 4 and that might make a real
difference.
>  As I recall, we have learned that HONORABILE and SAMBUCINA are often
found
> throughout New England, but I wondered what the list might have to
recommend
> as well for Rima's very cold garden? Can she, for instance, grow pallida
and
> germanica? What about QUAKER LADY, ALCAZAR, MME CHEREAU, HER MAJESTY,
CRIMSON
> KING, PLUMERI, MA MIE? Since these are in the Cornell Bulletin 112, I
would
> guess they are good candidates, but there is nothing like first hand
> recommendations, and I am asking those of you in a position to know, to
share
> your experiences with very hardy bearded cultivars, from, say, before
1940.
> 
> Rima and Anner would be grateful a lot.





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