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Re: Re: RE: Holli's Pond - new TN invasives

They croak here - can't handle the heat I guess.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: 9/7/2004 9:11:30 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE: Holli's Pond - new TN invasives

> In my zone 5 Butterfly bush struggles.  I have lost them some years, and some 
> years they do well.  Not really dependable.  It seems to depend on the 
> winter.  A
> really hard winter will do them in, especially if followed by a dry summer.  
> I have
> only had one seedling in many years, and that didn't survive.  This will never
> become an invasive in this area - in this climate.
> Auralie - z5
> In a message dated 09/07/2004 9:35:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> Well here in zone 5, I have one that does great.... but no babies that I
> ever found in the 5 years.... Have tried a few more in different colors,
> but they never make it past the first season. No idea why, just what
> happens here, so far.
> Donna
> > When you mentioned Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii, it sort of
> brought
> > a smile. I tried growing those here in my zone 5 garden back in the
> > early 90s and they struggled and died. But now at the display gardens
> I
> > see that they grow extremely well and, you're right , babies - big,
> > fast-growing babies - are popping up all over. I'm wondering if this
> has
> > something to do with the global warming that many seem to this is
> > non-existant.
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