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Re: dulcinea's heart and mine

  • Subject: Re: dulcinea's heart and mine
  • From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2009 05:37:48 -0700 (PDT)

Did you ever have issues with Verticillium Wilt near where this is planted? 
Although this is more of a tree/shrub issue, according to Kemper, it lists
this for that plant.
Feel lucky you enjoyed it for 2 seasons.  A few years ago a garden center
around here was selling a similair one claiming to be hardy.  I didn't believe
it, but the sale was on so I tried it.  Didn't over winter for me.

--- On Fri, 6/5/09, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:

From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Subject: [CHAT] dulcinea's heart and mine
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Friday, June 5, 2009, 8:17 PM

are broken.

I ordered zone 5 hardy varieties of Antirrhinum, Mirabilis, and Pelargonium
last year from HCG, not sure I believed their promises.  The Pel just didn't
feel at home, limped along, and gave up.  The Mirabilis had a weak start,
survived, no flowers, but managed.  It came back hale and hearty this year, so
I am hoping for flowers.

But it was the hardy snap, 'Dulcinea's Heart', that blew me away.  She
bloomed, never stopping, from May until October.  On New Year's she was still
green.  By spring, the thick crown was battered and brown, but she put forth
new growth quickly when the weather warmed.  She is covered in blooms! But
she's withering fast recently.  Her leaves droop and she is dying quickly
now.  It's so sad.  I don't think she'll last much longer.

Anyone have any idea what could be happening?
neIN, Zone 5
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