Hardy Moraea

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Sun, 10 Oct 2004 17:21:12 PDT
>         Of course these are all feeble attempts to grow in a climate 
> ultimately not suited, but stranger things seem to happen and hardiness 
> turns up where least expected. I guess I am willing to risk killing a 
> choice plant now and then out of curiosity.

I couldn't agree more with your statement that "hardiness turns up where 
least expected".  I have a fondness for plants from Crete.  It amazes me 
that they can be so cold hardy.  I can only assume it has something to do 
with the ice ages some 10000yrs ago (or whenever) which must have made 
Crete a much colder island.  Those plants still have that hardiness locked 
up in their genes.

Dennis in Cincinnati, Ohio (USDA Zone 6)

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