Hardy gloxinia

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 10:48:38 PDT
Hi Adam:

I apply soil sulfur for the blueberry bushes in the same bed and yes,
the soils are alkaline. The soil pH ranges somewhere between 7.2 and 7.8
at Chicago Botanic Garden and the soils at my house were derived from
the same environmental factors - probably near the higher end of the

Rhododendrons, Vaccinium and other Ericaceceae plants all exhibit
typical iron chlorosis and foxtailing (magnesium deficiency) if no
effort is made to lower the pH.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org
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Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 11:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [pbs] Hardy gloxinia

Boyce?  Why do you top-dress with powdered sulfur?  Is your soil


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