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RE: Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)

How are you going to see them if they are being sold?

Did they wilt last year? 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 5:05 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)
> We got some small Sadies in last year and planted them in a nursery bed.
> The blooms were really nice.   They'll be ready to be dug next month and
> offered for sale.  looking forward to seeing them perform.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 3:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hydrangeas (was Wisteria question)
> >> I have endless summer and am not impressed. Last
> >> summer it kept wilting by the time I got home. Going
> >> to move it away from the brick wall this spring in the
> >> hopes it will do better. I can't imagine how it would
> >> take the heat in California...as it was suffering in
> >> Illinois.
> >
> > Maybe you should try 'Sadie Ray' -- it was found at a farmhouse
> > in Indiana where it grew for 50 years.  With that kind of track
> > record in the Midwest it might perform better for you.
> >
> > Here's the description from my catalog:
> >
> >   Summer doesn't have to end just because you don't have a hydrangea
> >   by that name.
> >
> >   In fact, it's my belief that these so-called 'neverending summer'
> >   hydrangeas are just an effort by a certain nursery to sucker
> >   customers. The formula is simple: patent and trademark your plant
> >   so that nobody else can propagate it or use that name, market the heck
> >   out of it, and then charge whatever you want. (See my essay earlier in
> >   the catalog about this issue).  But there are alternatives out there,
> >   and Sadie Ray is one of the better ones.
> >
> >   Discovered by Tim Eizinger of Rochester, Indiana on a plant that
> >   has bloomed every year for 50 years on new wood, this adorable
> >   mophead-style Hydrangea will still bloom in northern gardens even
> >   after being killed back to the ground by excessive cold.
> >
> >   The flowers will appear pink or blue in alkaline or acidic soil
> >   (respectively), so be sure to check the pH where you plant it if you
> >   want a specific color.
> >
> > Thanks to Kitty for turning me on to this plant. :)
> >
> > Chris
> >
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