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Re: New oleander

Jim, what is the cultivar name of the red oleander? I'd like to have some.
The Garden Gate here got some new ones in in a very dark pink that I've
never seen. Mixed with a red one that would be gorgeous.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 2:51 PM
Subject: [CHAT] New oleander

> Ms. Fatma has been telling me for a week or more now about an oleander
> that is planted in the medians of a new community development. The
> flowers are large and blood red.
> We are growing some white oleanders standards for a pre-easter garage
> sale next year. When Ms. Fatma saw the blood red oleanders, she decided
> she wanted to add them to the standard selection.
> So while I was hunting down the Buddha's hand earlier today, she was
> ferreting out the blood red oleander. And with success. She found a
> very nice 3-gallon shrub that will produce at least a dozen tip
> cuttings.
> She also pointed out to me that Home Depot has a gaggle of Turk's cap
> standards in 7-gallon size for sale at $50.00 each. So now she wants to
> add those to the mix.
> So we will likely have a lot of standards for sale next spring--even
> though I'm with Kitty. I don't like them very much, not even tree
> roses. Too phony looking but less so than topiaries.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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