Walter A. Moores wrote:
> 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!
> Walter Moores
> Enid Lake, MS 7/8
Here in California I have my tet and dip Louisianas planted together and
do not notice any difference in performance. I grow the tets Coorabell
and Professor Neil. I also have Professor Marta Marie but am not sure
if it is a tet or not? My La's are planted in a depressed bed that is
kept wet all summer.
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