Morea polystachya - hardiness continued

James Waddick
Fri, 26 Nov 2004 16:45:53 PST
Dear All;
	My first note this season about this species was on Oct 10. 
Now about 7 weeks later; another report.
	This fall has been exceptionally mild, but earlier in the 
week snowfall dropped nearly 10 inches and totally buried this Morea. 
Temps only dropped to about the mid 20s (F- 03 -4C). Warmer weather 
has melted all the snow and the Morea is unphased. Open flowers are 
mostly mashed, but unopened buds look ready to open in a day or two. 
It has bloom with 1,2 or 3 flowers at a time almost continuously for 
the past 7 weeks. Inches away are plants of Hippeastrum xjohnsonii 
and they all have severe frost damage to the foliage while foliage of 
the Morea is untouched.

	Continued amazement and enjoying this long blooming and stalwart plant.

		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
Near KCI Airport
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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