After reading the latest round of Edith bashing, I took a flashlight and
went to look. My first Edith was obviously misnamed and I didn't
get her for real until May 2004 at The Iris Farm (southern Illinois),
where she looked totally happy. My one rhizome gave me two bloomstalks
this May, and I currently have 5 large fans and 2 small ones.
Could it be my 5 large will try to rebloom too late and kill themselves
Maybe the answer is to move her really early, or get rhizomes
from flourishing, acclimated stock?
Also, she's growing in soil which has had so much old compost added over
several years, that weeds readily pull right out. Anyway, I'm glad I got 4
pods on her this year, trying to get more blue in the falls and, of course,
reliable rebloom (best chance with Mariposa Skies). Will watch for signs of late
stalks and keep a winter reservation open in the sunroom!
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5.
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