Re: [gardeners] Re: Color me friendly

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 23:02:43 -0400

Red mums or red asters? It's late and I'm confused, which isn't unusual. Cheryl

>At 10:24 AM 10/8/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>Does anyone have a source and/or name for these? "deep RED asters" they
>>sound beautiful.
>>Marianne Darke
>>zoning in 9, San Francisco Bay Area
>OK, OK, Ok, I went out in the dark, in my stocking feet and retrieved the
>plant stake for the Mum... it apparently a special hybrid... this is one of
>the "Prophets" series by Yoder.  They call it "Raquel" and is described as
>having a cushion habit, plant in well-drained, fertile soil, full sun.
>Midseason bloom.
>Maybe this one won't get tall like my neighbors... I really like this color
>because it doesn't have any bronze in it.  I don't much care for the bronze
>and brown mums and have never purchased any, but they are really coming out
>with some great colors.  This year I have purchased 4 mums.  Maybe one day
>they will hybridize a blue mum... now that will be great!
>**Womyn Who Moves Mountains-Little Finger Of Michigan**
>** **USDA zone 4b-Sunset zone 41**
>** **

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY