On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Bill Shear wrote:
> > I question the hardiness of tet. La's in Zones 7/8. Every year
> >they get zapped in my bog and do not bloom. Somebody said they prefer
> >upland growing conditions and not bogs. I posted this message once before
> >but nobody responded.
> Tetraploid LAs have done beautifully in my garden for many years. Some are
> evidentely chance seedlings, so they seem to do well here far to the north
> of Walter's Mississippi garden. Could it be that early warm weather
> entices new soft growth that then gets hit by late frosts?
> Bill Shear
The diploids are no problem. I won Queen of the Show with Marie
Dolores this spring and got the Beardless Section Certificate. The only
ones that are affected are the tets. This also occurred in my garden 125
miles south before I moved to my present location. Both locations had the
La's planted in a bog. I may move them out of there to higher ground and
see what happens.
I see bloom on tets once every five years or so!
Enid Lake, MS 7/8