Winter survival report

James Waddick
Sun, 15 May 2005 22:13:26 PDT
Dear John and all;
	Similar survival on most of the same as expected. Hipp x 
johnsonii has gone through a couple of winters here, but has yet to 
bloom in the ground. Still waiting.

>"None of the peonies are open here but there are a ton of buds on 
>very strong plants. I have a few that have really twisted and 
>contorted leaves this year. I fear the worse and assume that I will 
>have to remove them from the collection. Any thoughts Jim W what 
>they could be suffering from?"

	Sounds like frost damage to the developing foliage buds. 
Ignore it and wait until next spring. If it is just a few leaves and 
it annoys you, cut them off.

>I have a lot of Lycoris foliage from radiata and several other 
>species. It doesn't look like aurea returned

	L. aurea is the least hardy species and not likely to hardy 
north of Zone 9 or protected 8.

>Speaking of America, I have a peony by that name and it is in 
>glorious form this year, good dark leaves, lots of buds and held 
>firm in the rains.

	'America' is one of the very best herbaceous peonies. 
Wonderful color, held high and glorious.

	Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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