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Re: Cultivar-specific Black thumbs (was Silverado/speakers/Kasperek???)

From: celia storey <storey@aristotle.net>

Kathy Poore writes:
>Now don't think SILVERADO can't be grown in Oklahoma!  Everyone else here
>seems to grow it fine & gets Queen of the Show with it.... and frequently!

Kathy, I am death to -- of all things -- TITAN'S GLORY. Can you believe
that? Every start I get of TG dies, or else tries so hard to die I get sick
of looking at it. And TG is not a hard plant to grow, right?

Confession time: Does anyone else out there routinely kill one specific
famously good garden iris? I think to qualify as a Black Thumb for such a
plant, you must have tried to grow it at least twice and failed.

Little Rock, Arkansas, USDA Zone 7b
257 feet above sea level,
average rainfall about 50 inches (more than 60" in '97)
average relative humidity (at 6 a.m.) 84%.
moderate winters, hot summers ... but lots of seesaw action in all seasons

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