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Re: Daylilies in the north

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Daylilies in the north
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 12:27:15 -0600
  • References: <11041933.1123949334072.JavaMail.root@sniper7>

Andrea doesn't live as far south as Jim or as far norht as you, Chris.  I
wonder what kinds she has that she'd be moving.
Kitt
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:19 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Daylilies in the north


> Kitty,
>
> You are right about some daylilies not surviving well in different
climates.
> However (isn't there always a "however" when it comes to gardening), I
grow
> many evergreens (usually grow best in in the south) and semi-evergreens.
I
> wish I could say that there is a hard and fast rule to go by, but the only
> test is time.  I would not try to grow a new collection from a southern
> hybridizer until those plants have been tried in the north. By the way,  I
> wouldn't buy a new collection from anyone as they can run in the thousands
> of dollars!  I like to purchase plants that I've seen grow well in other
> people's gardens, or plants on the popularity polls. I usually get these
at
> club sales or from friends.  Also, AHS award winners are a safe bet.
> Mostly, I go by what I've seen growing.  Every once in a while, I buy
> something by a picture alone. This technique is always a gamble.
>
> Buying "dormants" in the north is a safer way to go.
>
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, NY
> Zone 7
>
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2005 12:31 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plumeria rubra
>
> Andrea,
> I'm no expert, but aren't some of the daylilies that are grown in the
south
> not able to survive in the north?  Here we select the varieties that are
> listed as dormant and steer clear of those marked evergreen (I think  -
and
> I think there's a third kind).  Do you know what kinds you have?  I'm sure
> Chris and others on the list could give much more accurate info.
>
> Kitty
>
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