Kniphofia typhoides

Ellen Hornig hornig@oswego.edu
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:37:14 PDT
Hi, Ernie et al - Yes, K. typhoides did do quite well in Oswego - I think I
left that off my list, along with K. baurii, some forms of K. triangularis,
and K. ichopensis (that one was lovely, but iffy).  At some point I removed
all the K. typhoides, having satisfied myself that it would grow, because
although the bees sleeping on it on cold mornings made a sweet picture, it
was not, if truth be told, especially attractive.

I was top-dressing the front garden here (Shrewsbury, MA) with composted
manure yesterday, and found that the little K. caulescens seedlings I set
out last fall looked just fine - happiness!  That one will always be a
thrill to grow.  These were from NARGS seed, and I don't know whether or
not they'll turn out to be good blue ones - so if anyone out there has
seeds of a really blue form going to waste, I would be very grateful to
have a pinch.  Just a thought!

Ellen


On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 6:02 PM, <pelarg@aol.com> wrote:

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> Hi Ina,
> I know that Ellen Hornig was able to grow Knifphofia typhoides in Oswego
> NY from what I recall, so it should certainly have no problems anywhere in
> New Zealand.  It would have gotten good snow cover during winter in her old
> garden.  I don't think it was especially robust, she could tell more, but
> winter conditions up there would exceed anything NZ has to offer except
> perhaps in the uppermost alpine regions where no one lives anyway.
> Ernie DeMarie
> Briarcliff Manor NY
> Rain falling, worst cold nights seem to be behind us, it has been a
> grueling winter but things are beginning to grow.
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