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Re: Plants for the midwest


The two lilacs are very different Andrea.  I believe the Lincoln is a
vulgaris while Josee is x tribida.  It's more along the lines of a
'Palibin'.  So you'll be happy to have both.  I think Josee is a hybrid of
several like meyeri, patula, microphylla.

I paid a lot for it when it first came on the market and got just a little
stick which was slow to get going.  The supplier had problems with them so
only billed everyone half of the original price.  She has grown into a
sturdy though not terribly tall bush - maybe 4 ft tall.  Didn't bloom at all
the first 2 yrs, then only once a year, but now is up to about 3 times a
year.  I only started trying cuttings on it a couple of years ago with about
30-60 % success, improving each time.  I'm hoping to do better next year
using Clonex.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrea Hodges" <andrea.hodges@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 10:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plants for the midwest


> Oh Kitty, that would be fabulous! That's one of the lilacs I've been
> drooling over in the catalogs. I spent some of my gift certificate money
on
> the blue Lincoln lilac through Wayside. They didn't have Josee or I would
> have gotten that one.
>
> Thanks!
> A
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <kmrsy@netzero.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 5:50 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Plants for the midwest
>
>
> >I have the Jossee llilac and it does indeed rebloom. Hmmm...I've managed
> > a couple of cuttings from it and I think I have a gallon 2yr old plant
> > outside I could send you. I'll check on it come spring. If it made it
> > through, I can send it to you.
> >
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > -- Chris Petersen <chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:
> > Andrea,
> >
> > Although I love peonies and lilacs, and grow them both, their seasons
are
> > short and I would probably think twice about them and pick cultivars
> > carefully before adding lots of either to my garden. Lilac 'Josee' is a
> > rebloomer, but I haven't grown it: http://snipurl.com/llfr.
> > Hydrangeas can give color for a long season, and there are variegated
and
> > chartreuse leaved cultivars. You'll find some good pinks among them.
> > Phlox
> > would give you the pink you crave. Daylilies will give you all the
strong
> > colors, plus lots of bloom if you choose right. Helianthus annus 'Lemon
> > Queen' is a favorite yellow of mine as is Heliopsis 'Summer Sun'.
> >
> >
> > I love OSMANTHUS HETEROPHYLLUS 'GOSHIKI0' as a small growing shrub.  It
> > looks like a variegated holly bush. Spirea 'Magic Carpet' starts out
> > bronzy
> > orange in spring, but changes over to a soft green.  It has bright pink
> > blooms. Caryopteris 'Grand Blue' has dark green glossy foliage and deep
> > blue
> > flowers.  Gorgeous! Stays small too! http://snipurl.com/llge
> >
> > Chris Petersen
> > Northport, Long Island, New York
> > Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> >
> > chris@widom-assoc.com
> > My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
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