Re: Re: Purple and Red Spuria seedling
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Purple and Red Spuria seedling
- From: Jan Lauritzen email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:36:43 -0700 (PDT)
These are blooming on 5th year (or about 4 1/2 because I planted the seeds in pots about August) but I did have 2 from the same group bloom last year. This year those two are note blooming but I have had 9 bloom for the first time this year.
A couple have had 5 buds but unfortunately these two, my favorites, only have two buds each. I am busy making crosses to spurias with 4 - 5 bud counts in hopes of getting similiar flowers but with more buds. Unfortunately I will not know for about 4 years.
Spurias take longer than TBs but once planted seem to germinate well, grow easily, and do not seem to get leaf spot. I can also ignore them in August and September and it makes one less area to water. I know that some water them all year and keep them green.
I would love to figure out how to get rebloom though, so maybe I should try watering all year. I remember that they did not die back the first summer when I was watering the pots. Something to think about.
donald <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
These are great! I'm glad you're posting the photos. How long does
it take to get a spuria seedling from germination to a blooming size
Texas Zone 7b, USA
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