Tropaeolum tuberosum 'Ken Aslet'

Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 13 Jun 2005 13:01:26 PDT
After many purchases of misnamed plants, plants that were 
too small to survive, and assorted other catastrophes, I 
finally have a flowering plant of Tropaeolum tuberosum 'Ken 
Aslet', the day-length insensitive form that flowers in 
summer instead of waiting for October -- by which time it 
has usually been cut down by frost.

As I write, one bud is opening, to my intense delight.

I am told by A Knowledgable Person that 'Ken Aslet' is
more tender than the fall-flowering form and requires
winter protection. Also that it may be prone to rotting in
winter-wet soils.

Does any subscriber to PBS grow 'Ken Aslet' successfully? 
If so, can you offer any comments or advice to improve my 
chances of long-term success with it?

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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