Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #764

Pauline & Gary (
Thu, 3 Feb 2000 08:00:53 -0500

Thanks for the info on ZD---I am a little discouraged at the news that it
might take as much as 4 years to bloom and that it may not do as well in the
shade----But hope springs eternal--I will keep you all posted.  I will be
planting these this weekend.

Wilmington, NC
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Date: Thursday, February 03, 2000 12:08 AM
Subject: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #764

>gardeners Digest      Wednesday, February 2 2000      Volume 01 : Number

>Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 00:30:22 -0500
>From: penny x stamm <>
>Subject: Re: [gardeners] Snow in Coastal Southern NC
>Pauline:  here are some replies to your query about the roses:
><<... 6 Zepherine Drouhin rose plants ready to go in
> but although our temps are going into the 50's during the day,
> they are still in the 30's at night, so I might wait. ...
> Does she need special advice for this kind of rose..?
>  >>
>Nothing special.  Get them in the ground as soon as she is not too
>uncomfortable digging holes.  Then make sure she keeps them
>well watered.
>Milt  [rose expert in Chicago]
>Penny,  she should go ahead and plant now. In southern coastal SC the
>ground does *not* freeze. The plants need time to get their root systems
>developed before hot weather sets in, and that will be in just a few
>months. She should plant the roses and cover the canes with some type
>of mulch to keep them from dehydrating. As they start to grow, she can
>gradually pull the excess mulch away.
>Garry  [rose expert in Cary, North Carolina]
>                 Penny -- I've never grown ZD, but it is a Bourbon, so it
>should be fine in a colder climate.  That's not something I know
>about!  One reason I don't grow ZD is that I have been told by people in
>all different parts of the country that she will mildew.  !  She is sold
>as being somewhat shade tolerant, but that is probably not true.  She IS
>beautiful when she's beautiful (we saw her in bloom in the Lynchburg, VA,
>Old City Cemetery) but I am also told that she can be stingy with bloom,
>esp. for the first 4 years or so.
>Jeri [rose expert in California]
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>Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 01:54:41 -0500
>From: penny x stamm <>
>Subject: [gardeners] roses
>Pauline,  your ZD rose grows in Paris against an Eastern wall at the
>Penny, NY