Monica Swartz eciton@alumni.utexas.net
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 06:28:23 PDT
Russ, I grow hundreds of S. African species very successfully here in 
Austin, Texas (USDA cold zone 8b, heat zone 9). Most are in pots, but 
I am trying more in the ground each year, generally with surprising 
success if they are planted in good drainage.  In many ways, most of 
Louisiana would be easier than here. Your weather is less 
extreme/changeable, and your water/soil is more acidic. Half of 
Austin sits on a limestone escarpment (Edward's Plateau) and all our 
water filters through it.  Would be glad to chat with you and share 
tips on growing in the South-East US.  m

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